CHP to crack down on drivers using cellphones

December 28, 2011 7:26:09 PM PST
The California Highway Patrol is about to begin a regional crackdown on drivers who continue to use hand held cellphones on the road.

For 24-hours starting Friday night officers will stop as many violators as possible in Sacramento, Stockton, and Auburn.

The CHP wants to know why so many drivers continue to text and talk on hand-held devices, even though it's against the law.

The data gathered will be used for a statewide study on distracted driving, which, by the way, carries a $166 fine.