Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies handed out 88 citations last week to motorists who were unlawfully using their cell phones while driving, according to station officials.
The crackdown is part of the station’s “Heads Up” effort during April, “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” in California.
Here’s more from the station’s social media:
“Remember the days when you needed to make a call while on the road and you had to stop and ‘find a pay phone?’
“When it comes to cell phones and driving, it’s time to revert back to some of those old-fashioned habits.
“OK, you may not need to look for a pay phone — but you can still pull over and stop at a location if you must send that text or make a phone call.
“If you’re afraid friends or family will think you’re ignoring them, set your phone to an auto-text message that will let them know you’re driving.