Beverly Hills Police on Look-Out this Month for Drivers Using Cell Phones – NBC Los Angeles

The Beverly Hills Police Department is focused on catching drivers violating California's hands-free cell phone law this month, the department said Friday.

California law prohibits drivers from holding a phone or electronic communication device while driving, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department, which is dispatching additional officers this September to look for anyone who violates the law.

"Distracted driving is a serious problem, but it can be resolved simply by putting the phone down," said Chief Dominick Rivetti. "This text, phone call, email or social media post can wait."

Drivers who break the law will be fined $ 157 for a first offense, police said.

Motorists were asked to drive to a safe area to use a phone, eat, groom, talk to passengers, use GPS, tune the radio, remove a jacket, reach for an object on the ground, or Navigate on the vehicle's touchscreen.

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