Troopers target distracted drivers


SOUTHBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut state police troopers will be using unmarked spotter cars to target people who are driving while distracted by their cell phones.

It’s part of their ongoing enforcement of the state’s “Phone In One Hand, Ticket In The Other” campaign.

To date, more than 2,000 distracted driving tickets have been issued, state police said, and many were for people texting while driving. Those tickets will set you back $150 to $500.

Texting and using a cell phone while driving are also considered moving violations, police say, and those are reportable to insurance companies.

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