CHP Cracks down on Texting Drivers in San Diego
More than 600 citations were issued last week by the CHP and county law enforcement in an effort to crackdown on drivers who talk or text on a cell phone while driving. The "zero tolerance" policy ran for three days, January 18-20 throughout San Diego county. Nearly 600 citations were issued for drivers using cell phones. Another 36 citations were issued for drivers reading or texting on an electronic device while driving. A similar, but larger campaign in November, 2010 resulted in over 1,100 citations. The CHP promised that their campaign against using cell phones while behind the wheel will be a prolonged campaign, and assured the public that similar zero tolerance crackdowns will be waged not only in San Diego, but also in Orange and Imperial counties.