BETHESDA, Md. — A mobile sign a mile up the road urged drivers to “park their phone,” but despite the warning, many wound up with tickets for handling their cellphone while behind the wheel during the morning rush Wednesday.
While police are on the lookout for violations year round, Chapin says officers are less likely to give out warnings this month, and more likely to give out tickets.
“We probably let a good number go, too,” Chapin says, because it was not safe for officers to step into the roadway to flag the cars down.
Chapin says efforts were made to minimize the traffic impact in the area, and that some drivers were happy to see the effort.