Albuquerque police to crack down on cell phone use while driving
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Starting Saturday, Albuquerque police will begin targeted enforcement for cell phone-related infractions and use while driving.
Police will conduct this operation through June 2 amid an uptick in distracted driving in the city.
Traffic officers will conduct the “zero-tolerance” operation. Field Services bureau officers will also look for violations in between service calls.
APD says any driver pulled over will receive a ticket.
In Albuquerque, a ticket for texting while driving will cost you $100 if it’s your first one. It’s a $200 fine for second and subsequent tickets.
APD says if an officer pulls a driver over for cell phone use and finds other infractions, they can cite them for those violations too.