In Distracted Driving Campaign, Darien Police Hand Out Tickets for 138 Infractions

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Darien police, with a state grant that paid for officers’ overtime, recently participated in a Connecticut campaign to enforce state distracted driving law and handed out tickets for 138 infractions.

U Drive U Text U Pay distracted driving 05-04-17The campaign, “U Drive, U Text, U Pay,” took place in the month of April. The infraction tickets were for using hand held electronic devices while driving, police said.

Darien has its own “Drop It and Drive in Darien” campaign. You can still get magnets to put on the back of your car at Darien Library.

— See also: “Girl, 12, Gets Minor Injuries in Vehicle Accident After Driver Looks Down at Ringing Phone” (May 3)

The state Department of Transportation website has this information about distracted driving law in Connecticut:

Distracted Driving ConnDOT 05-04-17


In other police news involving motor vehicles last week, Darien officers responded to seven motor vehicle collisions, of which two involved minor injuries, according to police.

(Earlier this week, police said, a child who had just gotten off of a school bus on the Post Road was struck by a passing pickup truck but received no more than scratches and bruises.)

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