SACRAMENTO, CA - This Friday, additional heat on distracted drivers begins with added enforcement from 37 local agencies.
It's part of the "Phone In One Hand Ticket In the Other" campaign in eight counties in Northern California funded by a federal grant.
In addition to added enforcement, there will also be signs starting Dec. 3.
A new California Office of Traffic Safety study found California drivers rank cellphone and texting as the biggest safety problems on the road.
A ticket for texting or using an electronic device while driving is $159, according to the California Highway Patrol. That fine also holds if you are caught surfing the web while online.
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