Bay Area residents who text while driving are in for a wake-up call on Wednesday when authorities plan to crack down on the violators, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The CHP and local police will work together all day, starting at midnight, to pull over people who are sending text messages or talking without a hands-free device, CHP Sgt. Trent Cross said.
"We want to be optimistic and we hope there are fewer violators than last time, but we can't predict these things," Cross said.
Authorities issued more than 900 citations to violators of the cell phone law during the first part the crackdown on Aug. 10, Cross said.
Drivers may be pulled over for inappropriate use of cell phones at any time, Cross said. This includes talking on a cell phone or sending text messages, but Cross said motorists could be stopped simply for looking at a cell phone while holding it.