Posts Tagged ‘tickets’

Majority of texting drivers in North Carolina are over 25

Usually, teen drivers are seen as the population more prone to texting while driving.  Various factors, such as inexperience and technologies, weight against them.  But in North Carolina, it appears that teen drivers aren’t the only ones texting while driving; adults are just as bad. 
Off the 1259 citations handed out since the law went into [...]

Few citations issued since Virginia’s texting ban

It has been more than a year since the state of Virginia implemented a ban on texting while driving.  And so far, the number of citations is less than expected.
According to a report from WDBJ7, police records do not show high numbers for texting while driving.  Roanoke County issued six citations for texting while driving, [...]

Almost 700 citations for texting while driving in Washington State

It looks like Washington lawmakers made the right move by moving texting while driving from a secondary traffic offense to a primary traffic offense.  In the first 20 days following the enforcement of the new distracted driving law, the Washington State Patrol issued nearly 670 citations for cell phone and texting violations, almost 6 times [...]

British Columbia issues 20 tickets in 3 months for texting while driving

 British Columbia’s texting while driving ban took effect on January 1, 2010.  And so far, law enforcement officers seem to think that the texting ban is tough to enforce.
The Comox Valley RCMP has issued about 20 tickets and much more warnings for talking or texting on a cell phone while driving, but as pointed out [...]

New Jersey drivers ignore cell phone ban

It has been two years since New Jersey banned drivers from using their cell phone.  And after 24 months, people do not seem to understand the dangers of distracted driving.
Since the ban, over 224,725 citations have been issued for violating the cell phone law.  An average of 9,770 drivers each month receives a $100 ticket [...]

Illinois still adapting to new distracted driving laws

Since Jan. 1, Illinois drivers are no longer allowed to read, compose, or send text messages in their vehicle, or to use their cell phone in construction and school zones.  For the moment, though, law enforcement officers are giving them time to adjust to the new measures.
Part of this can be explained by the fact [...]

Ontario cell phone ban results in 470 fines in 30 days

The three-month grace period has ended for Ontario motorists.  In one month, the Ontario Provincial Police handed out 470 tickets to people caught violating the new distracted driving law.
Since February 1, police officers have been enforcing the new law without holding back.  In addition to the 470 tickets, 468 warnings were issued on a discretionary [...]

New York texting while driving ban not generating tickets

Texting bans seem hard to enforce. Just ask some New York local police departments.
 
A local TV station contacted police stations accross the state to see how many tickets for texting while driving had been issued since the state banned the dangerous practive last November. The result were disappointing: it seems almost nobody gets caught.
Oneida County [...]

Prohibiting texting while driving should apply to all drivers

It is a known fact that young drivers are more likely to get in a crash due to their inexperience behind the wheel.   But should young drivers be the only focus for distracted driving laws?
A Missouri law prohibits drivers under 21 to send text messages while driving, but few have received a ticket for the [...]


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