RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- During the month of August the Ridgefield Police Department is participating in the “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY.” initiative to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from driving by using a phone.
The Ridgefield Police Department will have extra patrols on certain days specifically looking for cell phone and texting violations. Under Connecticut’s cell phone and texting law fines range from $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense, and $500 for each subsequent offense.
Ridgefield Police, through the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, received funds to pay for this enforcement initiative.