GLENDALE — Applying lipstick, eating a burger or texting may land some distracted motorists a hefty citation today.
California Highway Patrol and Glendale police will step up enforcement on drivers using cell phones, eating, reading or doing anything else that may make them a danger on the road.
“Officers have been enforcing it, but it is difficult to catch people,” said Officer Charmaine Fajardo, a CHP spokeswoman.
CHP officers have found that when they stop inattentive drivers, the driver often denies being distracted, Fajardo said. The same is the case for motorists caught texting or talking and holding a cell phone while driving, Glendale Police Sgt. Dennis Smith said.