A new texting ban enforcement operation could be under way soon in Danbury. The City Council is being asked tonight to approve an application by the Police Department for state funding to carry out another texting while driving ban enforcement effort.
In June, the Connecticut Department of Transportation administered grants to municipalities to ramp up patrols. The one week campaign in Danbury resulted in more than 500 citations being issued to drivers who were texting.
The anticipated enforcement would take place this month, October 9th through the 15th.
The state would pay the majority of the costs of the enforcement with Danbury picking up about $4,000 of the cost. The funding to cover that is available in the Police Department's budget. The $16,000 price tag covers four officers and one supervisor working 56 hours each on the enforcement.