Wilton police issued 21 infractions Monday, June 16, during a zero tolerance motor vehicle enforcement effort by members of the Regional Motor Vehicle Task Force. Wilton was joined in the effort by New Canaan police, which issued 14 tickets and Norwalk, which gave out 14 tickets and two summonses. Of the total 49 infractions issued, 27 were for cell phone use and two for distracted driving. Officers spent about two hours in each town, keeping watch on targeted roads from side streets.
This was a first-time collaborative effort of this kind that brought a dozen officers to Norwalk at about 7 as morning traffic started building to its peak. They then moved to New Canaan a little after 10 and headed to Wilton around 12:30. Police spent about two hours in each town, spread out to cover various key roadways. Also, rather than a simple checkpoint — which would likely tip off many offenders and send them scrambling to get their phones out of sight — officers kept watch on target roads discreetly from side-streets.