During the month of April, the Bethel Police Department participated in the Statewide Distracted Driving High Visibility Campaign. Throughout the month, Bethel Officers actively enforced laws restricting the use of handheld electronic devices, texting while driving, and distracted driving.
65 people were fined for using their cell phones while behind the wheel. 34 drivers were caught texting. Three tickets were issued for distracted driving.
Other enforcement was made when drivers were pulled over, including citing one motorist for not wearing a seatbelt, three people for having suspended licenses, and finding one driver in possession of drugs. One person wanted on an outstanding warrant was also stopped during the enforcement effort.