From April 4 to April 30, The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be partnering with state and local law enforcement as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, a high-visibility effort to enforce distracted-driving laws.
“Although we are all well-versed in the dangers of distracted driving too many drivers continue to ignore their responsibilities when they use Connecticut’s roadways,” said Jim Redeker, the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation. “Every time drivers choose to pick up the phone rather than focus on the road they put themselves and other roadway users in danger.” That’s why the Connecticut Department of Transportation is again teaming up with State and local police during April, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) National Distracted Driving Awareness month to make sure all motorists keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.