Today found police officers in the city of Pasadena cracking down on those drivers who insisted upon texting at the wheel. Persons spotted typing out a text while driving could be hit with a $162 citation. Officers are concerned about the prevalence of distracted driving in the city and California as a whole, where as many as 500 people may have been killed due to distraction last year. The last such distracted driving-related fatality in Pasadena reportedly occurred a couple months ago, and officers want to get across the idea that distraction won’t be tolerated. A billboard campaign focused on the same topic is also ongoing.
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