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Keep Your Hands at 10 and 2: CHP Cracking Down on Distracted Driving
Put down that chicken nugget and cast aside your mascara -- CHP is cracking down on all forms of distracted driving this weekend.
KTLA reports that officers will be patrolling streets and freeways from 6 a.m. today till 6 a.m. tomorrow, and they'll be in both marked and unmarked cars. That means that the guy staring at you from the next car over might not be coveting your Big Mac so much as wondering the best angle from which to pull you over.
Activities like eating or putting on make-up while driving -- both things that police will be on the lookout for -- aren't specifically against the law, but "wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property" is, says KTLA.
Fines can run between $145 to $1,000.