Look around.* It’s easy to see drivers everywhere in Westport using their cell phones. Texting. Probably looking for Pokemon too.
It’s easy to think there’s no enforcement whatsoever of Connecticut’s no-cell-phone law.
That’s not true. I get the police reports. I know that every week, our cops hand out a dozen or so tickets for illegal cell phone use.
Now through August 16, they’re handing out a lot more.
The Westport Police is joining the state Department of Transportation’s “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” initiative.
For the 2nd year in a row, law enforcement agencies are adding special patrols to catch distracted drivers — especially those on their phones.
The last operation resulted in over 12,000 tickets throughout Connecticut.
At $150 for a 1st offense, $300 for a second and $500 for each violation after that, that’s a lot of money.
And — hopefully — a lot of lives saved.
(For more information on distracted driving, click here.)
*But pay attention to the road!
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