In the town of Eastvale near Riverside, deputies were out in force on Wednesday January 24th 2024.
They were specifically looking for people who were using their cell phones while driving.
They found 34 of them and issued citations.
California has had distracted driving laws on the books since 2008. Under current law, drivers are not allowed to hold their phone or other electronic device while driving. This includes talking, texting, or using an app.
Using a handheld cell phone while driving is punishable by a fine of at least 160 d0llars. Get caught doing it again, within 36 months of your first violation, and you will get a stiffer fine, and you will get a point added to your driving record.
Young woman sending text messages while driving. Her attention is on the cell phone she is holding. She is not paying attention to the road.
Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR