Beverly Hills Police Plan Enforcement Checkpoint

Distracted teenage driver.

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BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) - Beverly Hills police will conduct an enforcement operation Friday cracking down on drivers suspected of using hand-held cell phones or other electronic devices while behind the wheel.

Using hand-held cell phones or other items while driving is punishable by a fine for a first offense, police said. For second-time offenders within 36 months of a prior conviction, a point will get added to the person's driver's license.

"A driver's focus should be on the road, not their phones," Beverly Hills Police Chief Mark G. Stainbrook said in a statement. "That text, phone call, email, or social media post is not worth the risk to yourself and other people on the road."

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