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Stamford Police Continue Crackdown On Distracted Driving

Stamford Police are continuing their crackdown on distracted driving.
Stamford Police are continuing their crackdown on distracted driving. Photo Credit: File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Police Department issued dozens of tickets on Monday as it continues to crack down on distracted driving.

Between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Monday, the department utilized a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation to hire a few extra officers to assist with its distracted driving enforcement.

The officers issued 22 tickets for drivers talking on cell phones, 25 for texting while driving, 10 for miscellaneous other motor vehicle infractions, and caught one driver who was texting but also had no driver's license and a warrant for second-degree failure to appear.

"We will be back at it tomorrow, please hang up and drive safely," police said.

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