Philly cops on summer watch for texters behind the wheel

    Keep your thumbs on the wheel, or risk getting nabbed in the Philadelphia Police Department’s latest crackdown on texting while driving.

    CBS3 reports a new unit of 10 officers will rotate among five zones in Center City during the summer. Texting is just one of the violations that the “Give Respect, Get Repect” team will be keeping an eye out for. Others include biking on the sidewalk and jaywalking.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.