The Brookfield Police Department is participating in National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to crack down on drivers who choose to ignore Connecticut’s mobile phone laws. Police say while some people may have gotten the message to put down the phone, officers still see people every day who put themselves and others at risk.
The enforcement effort runs through the end of the month and will ramp up again in August.
Fines for using a mobile phone while behind the wheel are $150 for a first offense and doubled for a second instance. Any offense after than results in a $500 fine.