NYPD cracking down on drivers who talk, text

October 26, 2010 3:07:15 AM PDT
The NYPD is cracking down on drivers using hand-held cell phones behind the wheel Tuesday.

The 24-hour crackdown is also targeting those who text while driving.

The crackdown is part of a police effort focusing on traffic violations linked to deaths or injuries.

Drivers using hand-held cell phones in the city can face a $130 fine.

Last year, the NYPD says it cited more than 600 people a day for the infraction.