NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The NYPD says it will step up its enforcement of cell phone laws Tuesday across the five boroughs.

Police said the city would begin the crackdown on drivers using hand-held cell phones at midnight as part of an initiative to focus on traffic infractions that could lead to serious injury or death.

Using cell phones while driving in the city will cost drivers $130 in fines. In 2009, the NYPD issued an average of 617 tickets a day for the violation.

During a similar enforcement in June of this year, police said they issued 6,125 summonses.

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