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Teens, Adults Invited to Automobile Association’s ‘AAA to (Gen) Z Summit’ on Threats to Teenage Drivers

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How does today’s technology impact teen driving? What does marijuana really do to impair teen drivers? Is the real problem for teens distracted driving or anxiety/attention deficit disorder? If you’re between 15 and 19 years and are a new driver or prospective driver, you’re invited to attend AAA Northeast’s half-day teen safety summit, AAA to (Gen) Z for a discussion on the risks and challenges that teen drivers face. This free event will take place Dec.

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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. The 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.

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Girl, 12, Gets Minor Injuries in Vehicle Accident After Driver Looks Down at Ringing Phone

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A 12-year-old Darien girl who was crossing the Post Road received scrapes and bruises when she was hit Tuesday by the passenger-side mirror of a pickup truck as the driver looked down at a ringing phone, Darien police said. The driver, a 35-year-old Rowayton man, fully co-operated with police and stayed at the scene until police came, police said. He was issued an infraction ticket charging him with failure to stop for a school bus (which carries a $465 fine) and distracted driving (a $150 fine). He can either pay the tickets or contest one or both in court. Here’s how police described the incident (including accusations against the driver that have not been proven in court):

At 4:10 p.m., Tuesday, the school bus had just let out students on the south side of the road, facing east near the intersection of the Post Road (U.S. Route 1) and Outlook Drive.