Over 9,000 summonses issued to motorists using cell phones

Over 9,000 summonses issued to motorists using cell phones
It looks as though certain places are really placing an all out watch for drivers using their cell phones. This is especially true in New York City where the NYPD issued over 9,000 summonses to drivers caught talking on their phone while driving. There was an apparent warning through various media outlets that there would be a zero tolerance campaign during a 24 hour period on March 12. Motorists aren’t too happy when being tagged with a $120 summons. Although 9,000 might look staggering on paper for one day, the total amount of summonses that the NYPD issued during 2008 was at 195,579. Let’s hope that everyone learned their lesson and start using that headset.

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1. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Haha, typical New Yorkers, always think rules and laws don't apply to them...

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what are you talking about dide why wouldnt rules apply to them? im sure no matter what the cops do, people will still talk on their phones.

3. azndragonbuster

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 11, 2008

i agree with u fanman.. even though i bought a bluetooth headset i sometimes find myself on speaker with my phone.. but lucky in cali 1st offense is only $20 i think...

4. Vitamins4022 unregistered

There was a media warning of the zero-tolerance for only one day. I would think they would sacrafice one single day of talking while driving to avoid a $120 ticket if they dont any other day.

5. filteroff

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 18, 2009

I live in NYC and I never gotten caught talking on my phone when I use my speaker phone... (there is always a first) But honestly I dont think using a speaker phone is an offense.

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