The Washington Times reports that the number of tickets for drivers violating the district’s cell phone ban continues to rise. Story Here.
Any cyclist in the city can tell you that this law is widely ignored. It’s easy to tell who’s got their phone to their ear while driving — they weave, they run red lights, they make U-turns, turns from two lanes away, rights on red without looking for pedestrians. A driver ran a red right in front of me this morning while talking on his cell. Let me say it again: one of these days someone very newsworthy is going to get killed in a D.C. traffic accident by a driver running a red light, and probably talking on their cell at the same time. Maybe then we’ll get some enforcement.