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Police: Cellphone Crackdown Across Western Connecticut in April

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If you text while driving, not only are you behaving badly, it could get very costly.

Several local police departments have reached out to us, letting us know about a concentrated effort to look for distracted drivers. The campaign is called “U Drive, U Text, U Pay.” From now through April 25, officers will be stepping up their efforts to spot, stop, and ticket anyone who is seen texting while driving.

According to a press release that we received from both Danbury and Brookfield PD,

Too many drivers are ignoring their responsibilities behind the wheel, and distracted driving is a growing and deadly threat on our roadways.
(Local police are) teaming up with the Connecticut Department of Transportation during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) National Distracted Driving Awareness month to make sure all motorists keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
Violating Connecticut’s distracted driving laws can be costly. Drivers who are ticketed for this violation can be fined $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense and $500 for third and subsequent offenses.

We’ve all been stuck behind someone who is all over the road and concentrating more on their phone than on all their surroundings. It’s dangerous behavior, and it’s about to get expensive, so cut it out!

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