PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Pasadena police Monday will crackdown on drivers who are texting or operating a handheld cellphone behind the wheel.
Officials are expected to issue citations in an effort to educate the community about the dangers of cellphone use while driving, according to Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez.READ MORE: FBI Offers $20K Reward For Couple Who Went On The Run After Being Convicted In COVID-19 Relief Fraud Scheme
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“We all know that talking on our cellphones while driving is distracting, but that doesn’t stop some people from continuing to do it,” Sanchez told City News Service. “We hope people realize the danger involved and change their driving habits to help protect themselves, their families and others on the road.”
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