BERLIN -- Local police cited more than 80 people during a campaign targeting distracted driving, most of whom were hit with cell phone violations.
During the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, which was carried out during the first two weeks of October, Berlin police, state police and other municipalities teamed up with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Berlin police cited 42 motorists for talking on a cell phone; 38 motorists for texting; and four motorists for other offenses. In total, 84 motorists were cited.
The initiative, which is usually carried out in two waves in the spring and fall, is done to educate motorists and cut down on crashes and subsequent injuries and fatalities as a result of distracted driving.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.