The Bakersfield area California Highway Patrol conducted a month-long enforcement and education campaign focusing on distracted driving.

Local CHP officers issued 673 citations for using a hand-held cell phone and 37 citations were handed out for texting while driving.

The CHP will continue to combat distracted driving to make roadways safer. In addition to the enforcement efforts, local CHP officers conducted 20 educational programs at various schools and business.

- California Highway Patrol