NYPD Cracking Down Today On Drivers Using Hand-Held Cell Phones

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nj-cell-phoneNew York City police plan today to crack down on drivers using hand-held cell phones. “The NYPD reminds all New Yorkers that the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle is illegal,” police said in a news release yesterday. “In addition, driving while talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”

Police said that for 24 hours, they will be on the lookout for violators, who face a fine of $130.

In 2008, the New York City police gave out an average of 536 summonses each day for the infraction. During another 24-hour crackdown March 12, police issued 8,797 summonses.

{NewYorkNow/Matzav.com Newscenter}

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  1. For those in our community who still ignore the Chilul HaShem of talking on a phone with only one hand on the wheel (and consequently not using turn signals, also an illegal act, dangerous, and the antithesis of Kavod HaBriyos), “The NYPD reminds all New Yorkers that the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle is illegal. In addition, driving while talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”

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