Delaware: 2,500 Drivers Cited Since Cell Phone Ban Began

May 5, 2011

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety says more than 2,500 drivers have been cited since the state’s hands-free cell phone law went into effect at the beginning of the year.

Office spokeswoman Alison Kirk says more than 350 people were issued cell phone citations in one day during a statewide crackdown on April 21. She says there have been 30 crashes involving cell phones as a distraction.

Cell phone users caught talking on their phones can expect a $50 ticket for their first offense, but after court costs the total can be more than $100. Subsequent offenses can result in fines between $100 and $200.

There are no points for a cell phone violation.

Topics Personal Auto Delaware

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