In an effort to stem crashes attributed to distracted driving, police plan a blitz of California freeways in April to ticket motorists caught using their phones while driving.
Hundreds of police agencies across the state are planning a crackdown on the five-year anniversary of a law that was put into place to help stem the problem. The push is happening during Distracted Driver Awareness Month.
This month is close to home for one mother, whose 16-year-old son Conor Lynch was struck by a car near Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks in October 2010. A makeshift memorial with candles and flowers sits at the location near where Conor was hit, a visible reminder to motorists that the toll on distracted driving can have, said his mother, Jeri Dye Lynch.
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