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Beverly Hills police officers write up tickets for drivers allegedly using cellphones while driving on Aug. 20, 2014. (Credit: Beverly Hills PD)

In a Beverly Hills sting operation set up directly in front of the famed city’s police station, 17 drivers were cited within an hour and a half for talking on their cellphones, police said Friday.

The traffic enforcement operation took place Wednesday and targeted distracted drivers talking on cellphones, according to a news release from the Beverly Hills Police Department.

The sting was set up in the 400 block of North Rexford Drive, or “directly in front of the police station,” the release stated.

Within 90 minutes, 17 citations were issued.

“The Beverly Hills Police Department is rigorously enforcing traffic violations that are distractive in nature and cause traffic collisions,” the release stated.

Distracted driving enforcement will increased throughout the year in varying locations of the city, the department said.