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Ridgefield Police Cracking Down On Distracted Driving

The Ridgefield Police Department is cracking down on distracted driving in the month of August.
The Ridgefield Police Department is cracking down on distracted driving in the month of August. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, stock

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.

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