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‘Butt Dialing’ is clogging the 9-1-1 system

There is a recent advertising campaign that is sure to help raise awareness of a growing problem.

Recently shared by the Hearne Police Department in conjunction with the Brazos County 9-1-1 District, the campaign is to encourage cell phone users to lock their home screens before placing the phone in your pocket.

A growing concern is the number of accidental calls to 9-1-1 resulting from the rubbing of the touch screen in a pants pocket. It seems that unfortunately, 9-1-1 call centers receive thousands of accidental dials to 9-1-1.

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