Police Crack Down on Car Talkers
(Washington Post) — D.C. police snared scores of drivers violating the city’s ban on handheld cellphone use Tuesday morning, all at the behest of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
The crackdown caught drivers near Ninth Street and New York Avenue NW as LaHood convened his second major conference on distracted driving.
“I had talked with the chief of police,” Cathy L. Lanier, LaHood said. “A lot of people got tickets because the police were out there watching.”