Written by administrator on December 4th, 2012
Dozens cited for cellphone use while driving
News from Lodi News-Sentinel:
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:00 am
Lodi police cited 52 people during an eight-hour period on Monday for either talking or texting on their cellphone while driving, according to police Sgt. David Griffin.
Thirty-seven law enforcement agencies, including the Lodi and Galt police departments, are having special enforcement days during the holiday season to enforce a state law prohibiting the use of a hand-held cellphone or texting while driving.
Officers will be out in force through Dec. 9 to issue tickets to drivers using a hand-held phone or texting. Drivers vio…………… continues on Lodi News-Sentinel
DC officials making it easier for cellphone theft victims to disable device …
News from Washington Post:
WASHINGTON — Victims of cellphone theft can now contact their wireless carriers and have their devices remotely disabled before they’re resold on the black market, District of Columbia officials said Monday.
Police hope to deter would-be thieves by taking the value out of stolen phones — a common target for criminals — and rendering them useless for resale. Phones that are reported stolen would be permanently deactivated, or “bricked,” police said. Wireless carriers covering the vast majority of cellphone users, including in the nation’s capital, are participating.
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