AAA Says Philly Area Tops State in Texting Tickets

Nearly half the tickets were written in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery County, according to AAA.

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

    The Philadelphia metropolitan region leads the state for the number of texting-while-driving citations written during the first six months of Pennsylvania's new law.

    AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday that 796 tickets were issued across the state during that period. Of that total, 355 total tickets - nearly half - were written in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware or Montgomery County.

    The five-county region has about a third of the state's population.

    AAA requested data from the state and added information from Philadelphia police.

    Pennsylvania's law against texting while driving took effect March 8 and is a primary offense with a $50 fine.