Hamden Police - News Release
CONTACT: Sgt. Angela Vey-Public Information Officer
PIO #: 23-018
The Hamden Police Department will be partnering with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) between April 1st and April 30th, for the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” high-visibility enforcement campaign. The campaign is both an educational initiative and enforcement effort to keep distracted drivers off the road.
The Hamden Police Department and the Connecticut Department of Transportation strongly urge motorists to stay off their cell phone when getting behind the wheel. If it’s necessary to talk on the phone or text, please park your motor vehicle in a safe location. In Connecticut in 2022, there were nearly 5,200 crashes attributed to distracted driving.
Violating Connecticut’s distracted driving laws can be costly. Drivers who are ticketed are fined $200 for the first offense, $375 for the second offense and $625 for the third and subsequent offenses. Please drive safe and remember, it can wait!