As the crackdown began Wednesday for the start of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the San Jose Mercury News reported that a whopping 200 citations were handed out in Redwood City at the corner of El Camino Real and Edgewood Road.
Twenty-five officers from a total of 16 law enforcement agencies reportedly participated in Wednesday's traffic enforcement operation. The intersection of El Camino and Edgewood was one of 11 locations in Menlo Park and Redwood City where officers sought out distracted drivers displaying bad habits such as talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device and, the most dangerous of all - texting while driving.
Other violations such as not stopping for pedestrians in a crosswalk and speeding were also cited.
Have you ever been given a ticket for distracted driving? Are there other 'problem spots' in Redwood City besides this intersection that you think officers should target? Tell us in the comments below.
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