Officials in Delaware say hundreds of tickets have been issued for cell phone ban violations. The state’s ban on using hand-held phones, games and other electronic devices took effect Jan. 2.
The State Office of Highway Safety says 718 tickets have been issued so far, as reported by WILM-AM and the Associated Press.
Though violators don’t receive points on their licenses for chatting and driving, doing so is a primary offense, which means officers can pull over drivers observed using hand-helds.
Fines range from $50 to $200. That’s one expensive phone call.