CARLSBAD–Forty-nine cell phone citations, one texting citation, and five warnings were issued in Carlsbad Thursday, during the countywide campaign against drivers violating the “hands free” cell phone law.
On Wednesday, Carlsbad police joined other San Diego County law enforcement agencies for a “zero-tolerance” campaign against drivers violating the “hands free” cell phone law.
Officers working regular shift wrote cell phone citations for the day and reported the numbers to their shift supervisor.
With inattentive drivers being one of the leading factors in accidents and the use of cell phones contributing significantly, the joint enforcement effort intended to send a strong message: “Hands Free – It’s The Law.”
“Texting and using your cell phone is a dangerous distraction for drivers, and is often the cause of collisions resulting in property damage and injury. Our goal is to increase the safety of people driving on our roads by reminding drivers to focus on driving and leave the dialing and texting for later” said traffic Sergeant Paul Reyes.