More than 600 in New Jersey warned about distracted driving

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Warning letters were mailed to more than 600 motorists in the first two months since New Jersey launched a new campaign aimed at curbing distracted and dangerous driving. The letters warn motorists that their driving was reported and outlines the penalties they could face if caught by police.

The state attorney general's office on Thursday announced the state has received more than 1,000 calls reporting distracted drivers since the initiative encouraging motorists to call #77 began in April.

Officials say a statewide crackdown on distracted driving has resulted in 15,292 summonses issued for cellphone or texting while driving and another 7,003 tickets for careless driving.

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