It was part of the Department’s focus on traffic violations linked to death and injury.
The Department said “the use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a vehicle is illegal. In addition, driving while texting or talking on a cell phone is dangerous and endangers both drivers and pedestrians.”
Violators face a $100 fine and two penalty points on their license.
Police issued an average of 611 summonses a day to drivers last year for breaking the law.