La Mesa Distracted Driving Crackdown Nets 56 Violators

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This past Friday, police in the city of La Mesa took part in an anti-distracted driving operation made possible through funds supplied by the NHTSA and the California Office of Traffic Safety.  For six hours, the Traffic Safety Enforcement Program was in effect, and as a result, 56 people found themselves on the receiving end of a ticket for a cellphone-related violation.  The operation was chiefly aimed at those persons caught texting or talking on their phones at the wheel.  Although initial fines begin at $20, that number can increase drastically once court costs are taken into account, and if the driver has already been pulled over before for a similar violation, they can expect to pay even more.

For more about the operation, follow this link.