Danbury Police Issue 113 Tickets In Cellphone, Texting Crackdown

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The Danbury Police Department issued 113 tickets in a recent crackdown on cellphone use by drivers.
The Danbury Police Department issued 113 tickets in a recent crackdown on cellphone use by drivers. Photo Credit: File

DANBURY, Conn. -- On the first day of a crackdown on illegal cellphone use and texting while driving, the Danbury Police Department handed out a total of 113 tickets for infractions.

The enforcement campaign to curb texting and cellphone use by drivers was conducted for three hours on Thursday, March 27, according to a press release from the department. 

The department handed out the following tickets: 

  • Cellphone infractions: 92
  • Texting infractions: 4
  • Seat belt infractions: 1
  • Traffic signal infractions: 2
  • Other traffic violations: 14

Of the 92 cellphone infractions, 57 of the tickets were given as a result of spotter enforcement by uniformed officers, the department said. In that method, uniformed officer spot violators and radio to patrol officers for traffic stops. 

The other infractions -- 35 for cellphone use and four for texting -- were spotted by officers observing from an elevated location. 

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It's great that the police are going to these measures to crack down on illegal cell use but are they doing something to crack down on their very own doing the very same thing they are ticketing others for.? If you want people to follow the law the law has to follow the law, you know, to set an example....a good one that is.