Police Community Relations meeting discusses traffic safety in Greenville, North Carolina

Holtzman said the police department saw that many car crashes in Greenville were thought to be the result of distracted driving.

Holtzman said due to the current hands-free laws in North Carolina, police officers must be able to prove that a driver was actually texting and not dialing a phone number.

“The one way to improve that was to use our legislature and ask them to introduce a bill for hands-free legislation from the state,” Holtzman said. “So Captain Ivey in the Greenville Police Department, located a law out of Georgia that is very plainly written on how to be hands-free.”