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Danbury Police Issue 113 Tickets In Cellphone, Texting Crackdown

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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