Vancouver police launch crackdown on drivers talking on cellphones
The Vancouver Police Department ticketed 47 drivers on two days earlier this week for phoning or texting on an electronic device.
According to a department statement, the officers were in "covert Crime Watch" vehicles when they were handing out the notices.
Anyone found guilty of violating the provincial law against talking or texting on an electronic device while driving must pay a $167 fine.
Last year, the department issued tickets to 9,722 drivers for using an electronic device while behind the wheel.