REDLANDS (CBSLA.com) — As part of April’s “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” campaign, the Redlands Police Department, along with the California Highway Patrol and more than 200 local agencies, will be conducting zero tolerance enforcement on distracted drivers.
Those who use handheld devices are four times more likely to cause accidents, authorities said.
“We all know that talking on our cell phones while driving is distracting, but that doesn’t stop some people from continuing to do it,” Redlands Police Chief Mark A. Garcia said in a statement.
Drivers who break the law will be cited without a warning.
CHP Officer Al Perez told KNX 1070 the first citation is a minimum of $159, and a subsequent citation costs nearly $300.