In two weeks, local law enforcement officers will join the California Highway Patrol in cracking down on drivers who have cell phones in their hands.
“It’s just as bad as drinking while driving,” said Officer Adrian Quintero, with the CHP.
In the third wave of enforcement this year, more than 100 local law enforcement agencies will spend two weeks next month on the roads, writing as many tickets as possible.
Tickets for having a cell phone in your hand while driving recently went up to $174.
The Sacramento region was selected by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration for the federally funded program to keep drivers from using their phones. Extra patrols will last two weeks, starting in June.