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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.

Police to Focus Ticketing Efforts on 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.

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