Ban impact: More or less drivers on the phone in Delaware?

Since the beginning of the year, it has been illegal to drive and talk or text on a cellphone in Delaware, but as we head into the summer driving season, drivers are still not following the law.

At the start of 2011, Delaware became the 30th state in the nation to ban cellphone use for drivers, unless they use a hands-free device.  But since the beginning of the year, there’s been no shortage of drivers who have violated the law.  

According to the state Office of Highway Safety, police have handed out nearly 4,000 tickets to drivers found violating the law.  Here’s the breakdown by month: 523 in January, 550 in February, 779 in March 779, 1134 in April, and 876 in May, as of May 26.  The number of citations handed out in April are higher because there was an extra enforcement effort that month.  

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