NY Tickets Over 30,000 Drivers For Using Hand-Held Cell Phones Since Feb

Background
Last Nov, NY became 1st state to pass a law out­law­ing prac­tice of dri­ving w/ hand-held cell phone
Dri­vers were giv­en 1-month grace peri­od dur­ing which police issued warn­ings
In Dec, police began giv­ing tick­ets car­ry­ing fines of up to $100 for 1st offense