According to the National Highway Safety Administration 3,154 people were killed and 424,000 people were injured in the United States from distracted driving.
April is the National Distracted Driving Awareness month and law enforcement around the country is stepping up enforcement of distracted driving laws to combat this epidemic.
In just the first seven days of April the Greenwich Police issued 36 tickets for distracted driving and cell phone violations in this crack down.
A first time violator faces a fine of $150.00. A second violation carries a $300.00 fine. A third and subsequent violation carries fines of $500.00. Fines for these offenses in construction, utility, traffic, or fire station work zone carries higher fines. First offense is $300.00, Second offense is $600.00, and third or subsequent offenses are $1,000.00.
You Drive. You Text. You Pay.