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Greenwich Police Take Part In National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The Greenwich Police Department has partnered with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to crack down on drivers who choose to ignore Connecticut’s mobile phone laws.
The Greenwich Police Department has partnered with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to crack down on drivers who choose to ignore Connecticut’s mobile phone laws. Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/GreenwichPolice/photos/a.613937961982024.1073741830.122794484429710/1093779420664540/?type=3&theater

GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Police Department has partnered with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to crack down on drivers who choose to ignore Connecticut’s mobile phone laws. The joint effort will run through April 30.

DOT observations conducted before and after last year’s crackdown showed a significant drop in hand held mobile phone use at selected enforcement locations, according to police.

While some people may have gotten the message to put down the phone, everyone still sees people (including friends and family) every day who choose to ignore the Connecticut law, and put themselves and others on the road at risk.

Fines for using a mobile phone while behind the wheel have not changed, though they are still steep. A first offense will cost $150, a second $300, and a third and subsequent offense $500.

For more information about national distracted driving issues, click here .

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