Canton Police , Connecticut Highway Safety Office team up to Kick off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Connecticut Enforces “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Statewide Crackdown
NEWINGTON – The Canton Police Department is partnering 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 span through the month of April, kicking off on April 4 and running through April 30.
In 2014, an estimated 3,179 people were killed (10 percent of all crash fatalities) and an additional 431,000 were injured (18 percent of all crash injuries) in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Last year, Connecticut drivers started to get the message as a result of this crackdown, and law enforcement wrote over 22,000 citations as part of last year’s effort to get drivers to put down their phones and pay attention to the road. … Continue Reading