More than 5,000 tickets issued in NYPD distracted driving crackdown

Cops say more than 2,900 tickets were handed out to drivers using their cellphones. (5/20/14)

NEW YORK - Police have released the results of last week's crackdown on distracted driving. 

According to the NYPD, officers issued more than 5,000 tickets citywide as part of two-day effort to improve pedestrian safety. 

It says that more than 2,900 of the tickets were handed out for drivers using their cellphones at the wheel. 

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About 1,000 were issued for texting and about 1,200 were given to drivers who failed to give pedestrians the right of way. 

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