Milford police hand out 308 tickets for texting and driving

The Milford Police Department handed out 308 tickets in April as part of its U Drive/U Text/U Pay campaign, according to Police Department Spokesman Jeff Nielsen.
The campaign was run by the Milford Police Department and the Connecticut Department of Transportation's Highway Safety Office.
The month-long program put additional law enforcement agents on the road to crack down on motorists who text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from driving by using a hand-held mobile phone.
Under Connecticut's cell phone and texting law, violations involve heavy fines, ranging from $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second violation, and $500 for each subsequent violation.
As many as 50 law enforcement agencies including state and local police took part in the mobilization in Connecticut. The crackdown spanned the entire month of April, and will be repeated August 3 to 16.