Calif. officials to crackdown on distracted drivers in April

May 23, 2013 12:16:05 PM PDT
In April, thousands of police officers across California will crack down on drivers who text or talk on handheld cellphones.

It's been five years since California first passed distracted driving laws, banning such activity.

The San Jose Mercury News reports more than 425,000 citations were issued to violators statewide last year. That's 41 percent higher than the first year of the law in 2009.