115 cell-related citations issued during 24-hour CHP sweep

12:55 PM, Jan 4, 2012   |    comments
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SACRAMENTO - The California Highway Patrol conducted a "zero tolerance" cell phone enforcement day aimed at nabbing motorists who were driving distracted from December 30 through December 31, 2011.

During the 24-hour crackdown, CHP officers issued 111 citations to drivers who were found in violation of California's cell phone laws and four citations to individuals driving while texting, said CHP officer Adrian Quintero. The operation also tallied 16 verbal warnings for cell-phone law violations, 36 citations for unsafe speed and one arrest for driving under the influence, said Quintero.

Quintero said the CHP would continue their efforts to prevent distracted driving and educate the public on the dangers of doing so.

According to Quintero, there will be more cell-phone crackdowns to follow through the upcoming year.


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