Though another crackdown on cell phone violations is drawing to a close, Conn Police are still ticketing drivers who continue to talk, text and drive. Officers and the Conn DOT officials know all too well that the distraction of texting and driving has lead to many serious accidents.
According to the Institute for Highway Safety, drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. In addition, nearly 600 people were killed nationwide in 2008 due to distracted driving.
Local law enforcement and the NHTSA have gotten together to continue the implementation of the nation’s first crackdown campaign against distracted driving. Police hope to not only catch violators, but to make people more aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving. The Governor’s Highway Safety Representative Robbin Cabelus has some harsh words for those who continue to break the law by using their phones while driving.
“So remember, if you are caught talking on a hand-held phone or texting, law enforcement WILL pull you over and you will be fined. No more excuses, no more exceptions, PHONE IN ONE HAND. TICKET IN THE OTHER,” said Cabelus.
The accident attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren encourage you to follow the law and refrain from texting or talking while driving. Doing so may save a life.