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7,432 Tickets for Illegal Cell Phone Use

Two weeks ago we told you about rising concerns that cell phone use and text messaging by drivers were contributing to too many accidents. New York has a hands-free requirement and last week the city's finest staged a 24-hour crackdown on people violating the ban.
The issued 7,432 tickets, each with a $130 fine, for a total of almost $1 million. On an average day the NYPD issues 580 of the tickets.

By Ashley Halsey  |  August 25, 2009; 6:19 PM ET
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Boy, would I like to see that happen here. A few $100 tickets, and people would actually focus on their driving.

Posted by: WashingtonDame | August 25, 2009 9:32 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if they showed PSAs like this UK one about texting while driving:

Posted by: jbirch28 | August 25, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

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