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Hands Down: Glendale Police Bust Cell Phone Talking Drivers

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A crack-down on the epidemic of distracted driving in Glendale has led to "more than 60 drivers busted for using hand-held phones while behind the wheel," notes the Glendale News-Press.

On Saturday officers blew the whistle, literally, on vehicles exiting the Ventura (134) Freeway on the South Glendale Avenue off-ramp. Motorists spotted chatting on their hand-held cellphones were directed to pull over, and issued with a ticket.

Reportedly, most motorists put down their phones immediately when they saw the officer, but by then, the lead officer had already radioed a description of the violating vehicle to another officer who "walked out into the busy street, blew his whistle and signaled the driver to the curb," reports the Glendale News-Press.