BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- The Brookfield Police Department is taking part in the "U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” statewide program through April 30 in an effort to curb distracted driving.
Officers will be out conducting additional traffic enforcement during this time to encourage motorists to put the phone down when operating a motor vehicle.
As always, residents are encouraged to minimize distractions inside their vehicle to ensure a safe trip for both themselves and their fellow travelers.
In a letter from the Brookfield Police Department, Sgt. Peter Frengs said, "The laws are well known for the most part. Connecticut has been ahead of the curb in terms of passing tough laws and enforcing them, and while this is a difficult habit to break, the impacts this behavior can have are very real and result in crashes that have real impacts of people's lives. This is why we have to continue to go out and enforce the law."
"While some people may have gotten the message to put down the phone, we all know we still see people every day who choose to ignore the Connecticut law, and put themselves and others of the road at risk," said Frengs. "If we continue to ratchet down on use over time, we can prevent needless crashes from happening, and people from getting injured or killed -- that's what it's all about."
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