The new hands-free cell phone law went into effect on August 1st–and since then the State Patrol has issued more than 500 citations to people breaking that law.

“Obviously one’s too many and we want that to be zero, we want people to be ready for hands-free and we were telling people in the months in advance to be ready and to make a practice of doing this now so that come August 1st you weren’t going to be stopped for this violation.”

State Patrol Lieutenant Gordon Shank is reminding drivers to put the phones down. Being cited can result in a $50 fine–not including court costs–for a first-time offense.