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An aggressive crackdown on distracted drivers is underway.  Several Police Departments in the Greater Danbury area are participating in a campaign to stop drivers talking or texting on their cell phones. 

 

Brookfield Police say officers are stationed around town and say there's been no shortage of motorists to stop.  They are reminding drivers that if they have a cell phone in one hand, they'll get a ticket for the other.  Brookfield Police are asking motorists to put the phone down and just drive, and drive safely.

 

Danbury Police spokesman Lt Christian Carroccio says texting while driving is more than just personally risky, it makes you a danger to everyone around you.  Carroccio urged passengers to speak up if they see the dangerous activity.  He says no one likes to criticize a friend, but notes that it's worse to get caught by law enforcement doing something wrong.

 

The fine is $150 for the first offense.  The fine is $300 for a second offense and $500 for third and subsequent offenses. 

 

The enforcement effort runs through the end of the month.

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