Temecula PD Deploys 'High Visibility Enforcement Operation' to Stop Cell Phone Law Violators

A total of 74 people were cited during a Temecula crackdown on texting and driving, and other distracted driving violations.

Temecula police nabbed dozens of people violating laws regarding the use of a cell phone while driving in a special operation this week, it was announced Thursday.

According to Temecula Sergeant Joseph Greco, the department conducted a "... special high visibility enforcement operation to cite cell phone violators in the city of Temecula" on April 23.

Officers ticketed a total of 42 drivers for cell phone violations, along with another 32 for "other unsafe driving violations," Greco said.

Tickets for these violations start at $161.

Murrieta Council Corruption April 26, 2014 at 06:50 PM
This is the Nanny state in action. Government spies out of my car !
ChrisG April 26, 2014 at 09:26 PM
@william, look around. Come back to reality. People pay more attention to their phone than driving. You know own that, right?
SA April 27, 2014 at 02:49 PM
These citations are “he said she said” … Unless the citing officer has proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged violator was “texting” i.e. video … then fight it. How does an office know what the driving is looking at? “Sir I pulled you over for texting” “Ok then prove it.” Nonetheless, no one should be using their phones in any form while driving.
SA April 28, 2014 at 11:23 AM
@KMA …First and foremost, I completely respect 99.9% of all Law Enforcement. I have challenged every traffic citation (all 2 of them), by challenging county seat and lack of evidence. (It is my nature to challenge and not fold.) Then you have the 1% of Officers that are bored and will say he/she pulled a driver over because said driver was allegedly using a cellphone without hands free, when the driver wasn’t. I completely agree with the cellphone laws, however I do not agree with all the BS fees tacked on to the initial fine.


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