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San Diego Law Enforcement Crack Down On Drivers Using Cell Phones

Texting and Driving

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Above: Texting and Driving

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Lt. David Gilmore, San Diego County Sheriff's Dept., Traffic Coordinator

Brian Pennings, public affairs officer, California Highway Patrol

Transcript

If you are in your car while you're listening to KPBS Midday, take a safe glance around at the drivers near you. Is anyone talking on a cellphone? Or texting a message? Chances are good that you'll see someone using a cellphone illegally as you drive around town today. Last week, the San Diego Sheriff's department teamed up with the CHP to conduct a Cellphone Crackdown. It's part of larger effort to address the dangerous issue of distracted driving.

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