Philadelphia Police Getting Tough on Distracted Driving

According to an article in the Philadelphia Metro (5/17/10) Philadelphia police are handing out staggering 47 distracted driving tickets a day — more than 7,600 in all — to motorists who ignore Philadelphia’s ban on cell phone use while driving. The price if you get stopped? $75 a pop.

The upsurge in ticketing is part of the City’s effort to curb distracted driving resulting from talking or texting from behind the wheel. We at Lundy Law support Philadelphia’s effort to make our roads safer.

The Metro quotes Jonathan Adkins, spokesman for the Governors Highway Safety Association, who says that “We have to address [distracted driving] like we did drunk driving and make it socially unacceptable.”