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Texting ban enforcement campaign ends with hundreds of citations

Another round of texting ban enforcement has come to an end in Danbury.  After 7 days of a crackdown on drivers using their cell phones behind the wheel, Danbury Police are reporting a significant number of citations issues.  Several police departments in the Greater Danbury area participated in the texting ban enforcement program.


Police spokesman Lt Christian Carroccio says in the week of ramped up enforcement from June 5th through Wednesday, more than 655 tickets were issued.  368 were for cell phone use and 103 were issued for texting infractions.


The fine for cell phone and texting violations start at $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second citation and $500 for each subsequent violation.


Six people received speeding tickets, two drivers were caught with drugs in the vehicle and 120 other traffic violations were cited.  There were five seat belt violations, one person was cited for improper child retrains and one was arrested for having a suspended license.  


Four motorists failed to stop at stop signs, nine didn't obey other traffic signals, 13 people had unregistered motor vehicles and there were 23 uninsured motorists who were pulled over.

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