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Police crack down on cell phone use while driving

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMA driver used a cell phone while operating a vehicle during rush hour yesterday on the H-1 freeway near Ward Avenue.
    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    A driver used a cell phone while operating a vehicle during rush hour yesterday on the H-1 freeway near Ward Avenue.

Officers issued 127 traffic tickets in a distracted driver enforcement effort in Kalihi on Friday, Honolulu Police said Tuesday on their website, honolulupd.org.

Of the citations, 92 were for using mobile devices while driving, 8 were for seat belt violations, 6 for driving without a license , 4 for no insurance, 2 hazardous moving violations and one speeding ticket. Fourteen other tickets were for miscellaneous violations.

Police conducted the traffic enforcement action between 8 a.m. and noon at North Nimitz Highway and Waiakamilo Road.

A state law banning the use of handheld cell phones and other electronic devices while driving took effect last year.

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