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Police to Focus Ticketing Efforts on Texting While Driving

Each month the Santa Monica Police Department concentrates its traffic enforcement efforts on one bad driving habit—November is texting while driving.

Santa Monica police will concentrate on ticketing drivers talking or texting on cellphones in November.

Using cellphones while driving is regarded as a major cause of traffic collisions, Sgt. Richard Lewis of the Santa Monica Police Department said on Tuesday.

Laws against drivers using cellphones went into effect in 2008, one of the first in the nation. The following year, a texting ban was passed by California legislators.

Each month the department concentrates its traffic enforcement efforts on one bad driving habit, Lewis said.

Santa Monica November 01, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Driving demands full attention, let alone keeping your eyes on the road. We have enough distractions while driving, not to add unnecessary ones is imperative for safety. I am surprised we don't have more accidents. One old lady stopped in the middle of the street to post a letter. A young lady driving and while on cell phone, ran right into her, not seeing the large ford Taurus , right in the middle of the street.!

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