Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, Sept. 30, Pasadena Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their cell phones. Last year, Pasadena Police Department issued 2,612 citations to drivers texting, talking, or performing another function on their cell phone. Distracted driving is dangerous, especially when it involves a cell phone. According to preliminary data from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 66 people were killed and more than 6,500 injured in 2017 from distracted driving-related crashes. “Cell phones... continue reading »"Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction"

Over 600 Citations Issued During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

PASADENA, Calif.—April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Pasadena Police Department’s Traffic Section conducted multiple details throughout the month aimed at curbing distracted driving. On Friday, April 26, the Traffic Section wrapped up its final operation aimed specifically at encouraging drivers to keep their eyes on the road. “Operations like this hit close to home for the officers who responded to a fatal collision that took place in 2016 that was directly linked to distracted driving,” said Traffic Section... continue reading »"Over 600 Citations Issued During Distracted Driving Awareness Month"

Police Department Wrapping up Distracted Driving Details

PASADENA, Calif.—April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and, throughout the month, Pasadena Police Department had additional officers on patrol specifically looking for drivers in violation of California's hands-free cell phone law. Three of these special enforcement details have taken place, with over 200 motorists being cited for driving while texting. Over 50 drivers were cited for talking on their cell phones without the use of a hands-free device. Pasadena Police Department's final distracted driver detail for the month will... continue reading »"Police Department Wrapping up Distracted Driving Details"

Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction

PASADENA, Calif.—April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Pasadena Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies statewide to stop drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law. Throughout the month of April, Pasadena Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking specifically for drivers on their cell phones. Last year, Pasadena Police Department issued 2,612 citations to drivers texting, calling or performing other functions on their cell phone. Distracted driving is dangerous, especially when it involves a cell... continue reading »"Police Department Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction"

165 Distracted Driving Citations Issued on April 1

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, April 1, officers assigned to Pasadena Police Department's Traffic Section conducted a distracted driving enforcement program throughout the city. Officers were on the lookout for motorists who were texting while driving or failing to use a hands-free system while talking on a cell phone. The California Vehicle Code prohibits texting while driving, and motorists must use a hands-free system when talking on a cell phone while driving. Examples of this are in-car Bluetooth systems that connect to... continue reading »"165 Distracted Driving Citations Issued on April 1"