In a crackdown on drivers who text and use their cell phones, thirty-eight motorists from La Mesa were cited, and six warnings were issued. 629 San Diego motorists were issued tickets, as well, and among those 32 citations were issued for talking on the cell phone, and six for texting while driving, said California Highway Patrol. According to news reports, officials also caught motorists throughout the county, pulling over 593 motorists for using cell phones and 36 for texting while driving.
The National Safety Council said approximately 1.4 million traffic accidents are the result of drivers talking on their cell phones, and 200,000 accidents were caused due to texting while driving. As a San Diego personal injury lawyer, I am glad that authorities are cracking down on motorists who talk on their cell phones while driving or text message. The three-day crackdown was a great success and hopefully it will prevent others from using their phones while driving. “I do think that distracted drivers are a concern in La Mesa,” a CHP official said. “We will continue our enforcements and participation in joint agency operations.”
As a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer, I hope law enforcement continues to perform crackdowns so that people learn that distracted driving is extremely unsafe. If you or a loved one are hurt in an auto accident caused by negligence, consult with a personal injury attorney Los Angeles.