Throughout the month of April, San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies cracked down on drivers observed texting or talking on cellphones as part of the Distracted Driving Awareness campaign.
During that time, the Millbrae Police Bureau issued 119 citations for operating a cellphone while driving. Although the program has concluded, vehicle code sections prohibiting distracted driving will continue to be strictly enforced throughout the city.
The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. Last April, more than 57,000 tickets were written statewide for texting and hand-held cell use. There were nearly 450,000 convictions in 2012.