NYPD plans car phone crackdown

Police in New York City are planning a 24-hourcrackdown on people who drive while using their mobile phones.The ticket blitz is set to start at

NEW YORK - Police in New York City are planning a 24-hourcrackdown on people who drive while using their mobile phones.

The ticket blitz is set to start at midnight Tuesday.

Police officials say they expect to issue thousands ofcitations.

A similar blitz in March led to nearly 6,700 tickets and$800,000 in fines.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says police are only concerned withmaking the roads safer, not raising money for the cash-strappedcity.

At least one study has found that people who talk on the phonewhile they drive are as impaired as some drunken drivers.

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