Distracted Driving

Texting while driving

You Drive. You Text. You Pay.

Starting tomorrow towns around the state will start cracking down on distracted drivers.

09/02/2014

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Final Distracted Driving Crackdown Planned Near Danbury

The fourth and final crackdown on distracted drivers is being held in the Danbury area.

06/05/2014

Neither high prices nor the idea of an electronic device attached to the face stand as the primary reason a vast majority of Americans refuse to wear Google Glass as 72 percent are rejecting the device because of privacy concerns.

Study: 72 Percent Of Americans Reject Google Glass Due To Privacy Concerns

Neither high prices nor the idea of an electronic device attached to the face stand as the primary reason a vast majority of Americans refuse to wear Google Glass — 72 percent of Americans are rejecting the device because of privacy concerns.

04/09/2014

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Police Issue Fewer Tickets For Distracted Driving

Court records show police are issuing fewer tickets to motorists illegally talking on the phone.

11/14/2013

State Capitol  Courtesy state of CT

Lawmakers Look To Strengthen Distracted Driving Law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some Connecticut lawmakers are frustrated by drivers who ignore the state’s ban on talking and texting on hand-held cellphones. They now want insurance companies to know when their customers break the […]

05/04/2013

Connecticut State Police Patch

Former State Police Dispatcher Sentenced In Texting Accident

A former state police dispatcher who killed a motorcycle rider while driving and texting on Interstate 291 has been sentenced to six months in jail.

04/25/2013

Texting while driving

Grant To Step Up Anti-Text Enforcement

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Danbury police are receiving a $275,000 federal grant to step up enforcement of laws banning texting while driving. The News-Times of Danbury reports (http://bit.ly/15uvyRd ) that Joe Cristalli, director of the […]

02/20/2013

Interstate 91

Distracted Driving Blamed For Accident Which Closed I-91

State police say they’ve charged a man with distracted driving they say caused a two-truck crash that shut down Interstate 91 northbound in Wallingford during the morning rush hour.

08/18/2011

Cell Phone Car

Talk + Txt + Drive = No License

A bill that would impose tougher penalties for texting or using a hand-held mobile phone while driving has passed a key legislative committee.

04/15/2011

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Pedestrian Dies; Driver May Have Been Distracted

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Police say a 74-year-old Bridgeport woman struck by a car while stepping off a city bus has died. Cristina DeJara, died Wednesday morning at Bridgeport Hospital as a result of her […]

04/07/2011

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