Greater Danbury area Police Departments are participating in a national high-visibility enforcement campaign. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The state launched the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign yesterday. Over the past decade, distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes on the nation’s roads. In Connecticut in 2019, more than 6,600 crashes were attributed to distracted driving. Connecticut law prohibits the use of any hand-held mobile electronic device while operating a motor vehicle. Drivers who are 16 or 17 years of age are prohibited from using a cell phone or mobile device at any time, even with a hands-free accessory. Drivers who are ticketed are fined $150 for the first offense, $300 for the second offense, and $500 for the third and subsequent offenses.