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Distracted Driving Crackdown Nets 367 Violations In Norwalk

Norwalk police said the effort to cut down on distracted driving in April netted a total of 367 tickets or arrests.
Norwalk police said the effort to cut down on distracted driving in April netted a total of 367 tickets or arrests. Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. -- Norwalk police issued hundreds of tickets and a number of arrests during their April project to crack down on districted driving, ranging from cell phone violations to driving under the influence.

For 12 days between April 4 and April 26, there were 15 teams of five officers each who focused on distracted driving throughout the city. It was part of the statewide effort to cut down on problems on the road, police said.

The total cost to the department was $24,297.72 for the program, and the state will reimburse Norwalk $18,487.53, officials said.

Here is a breakdown of the types of offenses reported by police:

  • 284 cell phone violations;
  • One distracted driving violatoin;
  • One driving under the influence;
  • Three seatbelt violations;
  • Seven driving too fast for conditions (raining or snowing);
  • Four operating on suspended license;
  • 67 assorted moving violations.

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