Nearly 3,000 drivers were caught breaking cell phone rules during a crackdown in Sacramento County in Northern California.
California was one of two states to receive grants for high-visibility law enforcement pilot programs to halt hand-held cell phone use and texting while driving, according to a story in the Sacramento Bee. Delaware was also selected for a pilot project.
The “Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other” program was conducted in eight counties with 3.8 million residents and it took place from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, according to the Bee.
The crackdown was the first of up to three maximum enforcement periods in the program, with the next set for Feb. 25 through March 10.