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The Berlin Police Department teamed up with the Connecticut Department of Transportation in August during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Berlin officers conducted 15 spot-checks in August designed to identify distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. Campaign.
A total of 191 motorists were cited by Berlin police for violating the law that governs the use of mobile electronic devices. This included 11 operators who were cited for a second offense, and one operator who was cited for a third offense.
The goal of the campaign and enforcement effort was to educate motorists and reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes and injuries that involve distracted drivers.
The Berlin police and the Connecticut Department of Transportation recommends putting the phone down when you get behind the wheel. If you need to text, pull over and park in a safe place.
-- Press Release