More than 700 citations around Bakersfield for distracted driving

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — April was National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so the local office of the California Highway Patrol held special enforcement and education campaigns.

During the month, local officers issued 673 citations for using a hand-held cellphone and another 37 citations for texting while driving.

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