Too distracted to dodge the ticket

warning sign in British Columbia for distracted driversSome helpful citizens in Delta, British Columbia, tried to warn their fellow distracted drivers that police were writing cell phone tickets ahead.

Alas, the RCMP says, many of the yakking & driving motorists in Delta were too distracted to see the red-letter warning sign. “Our members still issued 49 violations,” a law officer said.

The crudely written sign (what else) reads: “Cops are ahead, get off your phone.”

Delta is part of metro Vancouver.

In February, British Columbia police wrote more than 5,500 tickets for texting & handheld cell phone use, despite the widely publicized crackdown for distracted driving month. RCMP called the high number of violations “disappointing.”

Read more about the British Columbia crackdown.

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