RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- If you were driving on South Virginia near the Meadowood Mall earlier today, you may have noticed extra law enforcement out on patrol.
Officers from various agencies teamed up to target drivers using their cell phones and speeding.
Police in plain clothes and officers on bikes were patrolling the area near South McCarran and South Virginia.
Chuck Allen with Nevada Highway Patrol says there were 218 tickets issued, which included:
124 Cellphone Violations
43 Other traffic related violations
42 cited for running a red light
4 cited for not wearing a seat belt
5 pedestrians cited for J-Walking
There will be more of these distracted driver crackdowns throughout the month.