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April 2013 Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Sierra Madre Police Department Participates with the Zero Tolerance Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation

Sierra Madre, CA. – As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Sierra Madre Police Department will be actively ticketing those texting or operating hand-held cell phones for the month of April. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited with no warnings. The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. In April 2012, over 57,000 tickets were written statewide for texting and hand-held cell use. There were nearly 450,000 convictions in 2012. Whether it’s a ticket or a crash, as the campaign theme states, “It’s Not Worth It!”