NYPD steps up efforts to catch chatty drivers

The NYPD will be stepping up efforts this week to catch cell phone chatting drivers and serve them with expensive tickets.The NYPD says starting Thursday,

PARK SLOPE - The NYPD will be stepping up efforts this week to catch cell phone chatting drivers and serve them with expensive tickets.

The NYPD says starting Thursday, it will be putting more cops on the streets 24 hours a day in all boroughs to catch drivers on cell phones. Those caught using phones could be issued fines up to $120. Some drivers believe this will be a steadfast deterrent.

?It's very dangerous,? says driver Jack Silva. ?I've been seeing a lot of accidents because people aren't being careful enough.?

The NYPD handed out more than 195,000 tickets for chatty drivers in 2008.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 1 New drug furanyl-fentanyl hits Brooklyn streets
Wells Fargo is rolling out cardless ATMs where 2 Word on the Street: Paying by phone
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 3 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
Officials believe the drug ring brought heroin, cocaine, 4 Kings County DA: 34 charged in sprawling drug ring
Students, faculty and staff are calling on the 5 Students march to fight CUNY tuition hikes

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE