Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies report they are issuing more than two dozen citations per week to motorists using their cell phones in hand, according to station authorities.
By law, drivers are not allowed to hold their phones but must have them dash-mounted or otherwise set up so it’s possible to swipe but not type.
Here’s a note from the station’s social media:
“Citizens tell us they still see individuals using cell phones when driving. Don’t worry, we hear your concerns — and we continue to watch for distracted drivers.
“On average, our deputies issue over two dozen citations per week for cell phone use. These citations can be expensive, and if’s a second or third offense, it gets to be even pricier.
“With holidays coming up, we’re sure there (are lots) of other ways you’d rather spend your money.
“Interestingly enough, many of the motorists cited consider themselves to be ‘law-abiding citizens,’ but somehow when it comes to cell phones, it all goes to the wayside.”