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.