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Law enforcement cracking down on distracted driving

April is the month CHP and police agencies write more tickets for distracted drivers — mainly cell phone users.

Sonoma County law enforcement, as well as agencies statewide, are participating in the monthlong campaign using added enforcement and personnel.

Almost five years after holding a cellphone while driving became illegal and more than four years since texting went criminal the law breakers are everywhere, said police.

"We're not having a hard time finding the violations," Petaluma traffic Sgt. Ken Savano said.

A fatal crash on the Sonoma Coast Sunday night provided traffic officers with the ultimate example of how dangerous it can be to drive distracted.


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