Distracted driving has become even more of a cause for concern at URI after two accidents occurred within an hour of each other on Upper College Road, in early November. Although victims in both accidents were not seriously injured, Maj. Michael Jagoda says distracted driving is something the university takes very seriously.
“We try to start off with the educational component, but then when we see an increase in incidents, then we try to modify that along with our enforcement efforts,” said Jagoda.
The university has seen a total of 154 accidents on campus this calendar year, according to Jagoda. University police are working with parking services and other personnel to identify areas of concern at the university and make driving conditions safer.