The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office has announced the continuation of the “U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY.” initiative — an effort to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves by using a hand-held mobile phone while driving.
The first leg of the campaign, which took place in April 2017, found that there was a 17% drop in mobile phone use by drivers at observation locations where police conducted enforcement. The drop in observed use of mobile phones demonstrated the need to reinforce to motorists that using a mobile phone while driving is both dangerous and illegal.