Seoul tickets 500 for cell-phone use in two days
SEOUL — The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency ticketed more than 500 people in the first two days of a five-day crackdown on drivers illegally using cell phones, officials confirmed Tuesday.
Police Lt. Kim Eun-gu, of the Traffic Safety Division, said the campaign’s goal is to help educate drivers about the danger of using cell phones.
The tickets are about $40 for motorcycles; about $60 for vehicles; and about $70 for large vehicles such as buses and trucks.
Kim said officers issued 515 tickets by mid-afternoon Tuesday.