New York cops ticket 7,529 drivers in 24 hour period for driving with cellphone

New York cops ticket 7,529 drivers in 24 hour period for driving with cellphone
Raising more than $978,000 for New York City in a 24 hour stretch, New York's finest managed to ticket 7,529 drivers for using a cellphone while in the midst of operating a vehicle. The ticket carries a $130 fine. This is the third day this year that the NYPD have used a one day crackdown to publicize the dangers of driving while talking on a mobile handset. The other two times were in May and August. On an average day in 2008, N.Y. cops gave out 536 tickets for the same offense. No info was revealed on how many of the 7,529 ticketed last Thursday were taxi drivers.

source: NYPost

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8 Comments

1. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Every city should do this!!!! I don't know how many times I have almost gotten into an accident because the other driver was on thier cell phone. Speakerphone or bluetooth people!!!!

6. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Absolutely! Plus, at that rate, any state could get out of a deficit... lol!

2. bbyface24

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

You u kno i been talkin on the phone while driving for years and im always aware of wats going on it just depends how good people are driving so people arent good at driving DONT DO IT but everyone always get on people who talk and drive what about the ones who eat and smoke while driving at least u can drop ur cell phone and grab the wheel with two hands. Can u do that with a cig or ur phone NO so how about someone makes a low not to smoke and eat while driving

8. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

so you are just one of those people who think they are so good at driving that you can talk while driving??? that's ridiculous. either use a bluetooth or wait to call your probation officer until you are not in your car!

3. ferniefix

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

I totally agree! Every city should do this, especially busy cities in California! I have seen so many people on their phones while driving, it drives me insane! I'm guessing California is more lenient on the law, just look at Maria Shriver. Something needs to be done.

4. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

That's a way to fix local budgets, have one day a month were cops actually get off their collective butts and don't just wait around for a call.

5. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

mixed feelings here. i've lived in 3 cities all with the ban on cell phones while driving and this happens: you don't wanna get caught texting or talking so you try and hide it and that makes your driving worse. the penalty for texting is usually higher and it's so common to text and drive now.... it's sketchy. personally id rather have some zero brain soccer mom chatting her ass off while driving instead of a 16 year old girl trying to drive with her knees whle she tries to text on her iphone.

7. MTLance unregistered

Hmm what if I driving a semi and reporting on my CB Radio is that illegal?

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