It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Wilton Police Department has partnered with the state Department of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety for a crackdown.
The “U Drive, U Text, U pay” annual enforcement program, started on April 4 and will run the month through. During that time, police will have spotters on the lookout for motorists using cell phones.
A first offense will cost $150 and a second $300. All subsequent offenses are $500.
According to a police press release, this effort will “ramp up” again in Wilton from Aug. 3 to 16.
For more information about national distracted driving issues, visit Distraction.gov