WHITTIER — Whittier police will join hundreds of other police agencies statewide that will be on the lookout for drivers paying attention to their cell phones rather than the road this month.
More than 220 police agencies and 103 California Highway Patrol offices have joined a crackdown campaign in April aimed at distracted driving.
“The Whittier Police Department will be offering “zero tolerance” to those texting or operating hand-held cell phones while driving,” Whittier police officials said in a written statement. “Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited.”
Distracted driving tickets cost $159 for first offenses, and $279 for subsequent citations, police said.