Cell phone driving ban produces results

March 4, 2008 1:51:45 PM PST
About 150 drivers were cited last weekend for talking or text messaging on hand-held cell phones after a law banning such practices went into effect. But state police say the number of tickets they issued is preliminary and will likely rise after ticketing data is collected from all troopers.

The tickets were issued by troopers at 26 stations, including those on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

New Jersey is one of five states where talking on a hand-held cell phone is reason enough to get drivers pulled over.

Police can slap violators with a $100 fine for the offense.