Effective immediately(as of 04/18/2013), the Kingsport Police Department is launching a Distracted Driving Education Campaign.

During 2013 alone, K.P.D. has already investigated five fatal car crashes resulting in six fatalities. One of these deaths was a direct result of an individual texting while driving.

The Kingsport Police Department will be making a series of educational materials and videos on the topic of distracted driving available to the public via the following outlets:

· K.P.D.