Earlier this month, law enforcement from throughout the Los Angeles area conducted a day of zero tolerance enforcement for distracted driving violations. Officers across the county will once again be out in force today, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in an effort to combat distracted driving. Arcadia Patrol and Traffic Officers will join in the effort and will have zero tolerance for cellular phone, texting, and other distracted driving violations today.
Remember that holding your phone and using the speaker during a call while driving is still a violation. Using a speaker equipped phone is not the same as using a bluetooth device. Please put the phone down and leave the texting and calling for when you have arrived safely at your destination. This same advice goes for reading a newspaper, putting on make-up, or pampering a pooch in your lap while driving. Each of these have the potential to constitute a distracted driving violation of unsafe speed. Drive safely, drive smartly!