Prosser police are on the lookout for drivers texting or talking on their cell phones while driving.
Officers are conducting a special "Text, Talk, Ticket" monthlong emphasis patrol, beginning Friday, officials said.
The primary focus of the special patrols is to increase community awareness of the recent change in the law that allows officers to stop a driver seen holding a cell phone to an ear or texting.
Before June 10, the cell phone violation was a secondary offense, which meant officers had to see drivers commit another violation before stopping and ticketing them. Drivers caught on the phone can get a $124 ticket.