Israel Police cracked down on drivers using their cellular phone while driving, issuing over 1,400 summonses this past week as well as summonses for serious driving offenses that lead to accidents and injuries. The use of a cellular telephone by a driver is considered a “serious offense”.
Following is a breakdown of the major police operation:
Police report, “In determined operation, more than 5,400 summonses were issued to drivers who committed serious traffic offenses, with emphasis on the targeting roads that were determined to be more dangerous according to a study by the Research & Development Department of the Traffic Department.
• In the process, more than 1,400 drivers who used a mobile phone while driving without a hands-free device were caught in the act.
• About 1,000 drivers were caught speeding.
• Some 650 summonses were issued to truck drivers, in addition to safety violations, summonses were also issued for overloaded and other truck-related offenses.
• Thirty drivers had their license revoked for 30 days for serious traffic violations.
• 37 vehicles were taken off the road for 30 days and towed to the Israel Police storage yard.
• Using tactical and still cameras, more than 280 drivers who committed traffic offenses were recorded and summonses issued accordingly.
• Enforcement against the drivers of two-wheeled vehicles: More than 100 summonses were issued for riders who committed driving offenses.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesman Unit)