City Crackdown on Hand-Held Devices

By Eric Luu
|  Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009  |  Updated 5:45 PM EDT
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City Crackdown on Hand-Held Devices

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Chances are that you're going to get a ticket for talking on the cell phone while driving

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The city is cracking down on drivers who use hand-held phones while driving in a 24-hour crackdown period that begins midnight Thursday.

Using hand-held phones while driving is illegal, and the NYPD stresses that it is hazardous to the driver, other drivers and pedestrians.

There is a $130 fine in the city for drivers who break this rule.

On average, officers issued 536 tickets a day to individuals who use hand-held device in 2008. The NYPD says 7,432 drivers were ticketed for this violation in an August 20, 2009 crackdown similar to the one on Thursday.
 

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