DE drivers beware: crackdown planned for today

    Planning on driving to/through/from Delaware today? Resist the urge to pick up your cell while you do it.

    Law enforcement officers statewide will be holding a one-day blitz on today to crack down on motorists who are using cell phones to talk or text.

    The state’s hands-free cell phone law went into effect on Jan. 2, and since then more than 2,200 drivers have been cited for failing to obey the new law. The fine for first-time offenders is $50, and subsequent offenses can mean fines up to $200.

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