Police lay 1,300 charges in cellphone crackdown

Toronto police say they laid almost 1,500 charges last week during their blitz to enforce the province’s careless driving legislation.

They issued 1,321 charges for people using a hand-held communication device, 95 charges for a display screen visible to the driver, and 83 charges for a hand-held entertainment device.

Police had said they would begin enforcing the law which bans the use of hand-held devices such as cellphones behind the wheel starting Feb. 1.