One week down in the cell phone driving ban and about 500 drivers are a little lighter in the wallet.
The law banning the use of non-hands-free cell phones while driving in Philly went into effect in May and was finally enforced starting Dec. 1.
“We hope that it curves some of the driving accidents we see because of this,” said Vanore.
“A distracted driver is a dangerous driver,” Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey said in a public service announcement.
But, that distracted driver is also making some bank for the city.
The cost of getting busted driving while texting or talking on your cell phone is 75 bucks. Our quick math means that in just one week the city made about $37,500 off of people on their cells.
The best advice for anyone wanting to avoid a fine is to hang up or wait until you arrive at your destination to make that call or goes hands free.