In order to cut down on traffic accidents and fatalities caused by cell phones, the U.S. Congress has declared April to be National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Law enforcement agencies in the state of California are helping to spread the message by cracking down on distracted drivers all month long. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and several local agencies will be employing extra officers with the singular purpose of finding drivers using their cell phones. In the state of California, you can use a mobile phone via a wireless headset only. Any motorists that are found to be making phone calls or texting while driving can be pulled over and given a ticket.
During the month of April there will be a "no-tolerance" zone in effect, meaning that where motorists might have been given a warning in the past, they will automatically be ticketed. Last year the same campaign was held in April. During that time, over 52,000 citations were given by police officers across the state. If you were pulled over by the police in California for an offense, whether speeding or suspicion of driving under the influence, contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry to enlist the help and guidance of an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer from our legal team.