2051034On Wednesday, the NYPD announced the first citywide crackdown for 2010 on drivers using phones. The NYPD issued a statement saying “texting or talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”

For 24 hours, starting this past midnight, anyone caught using a handheld device while driving will be fined $130. Officers intend to be relentless during this period and they say that they will not be accepting any excuses.

We can’t help but wonder if they got inspired to do this from watching Oprah’s monday episode about distracted driving?

(Via NBC New York)

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