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Connecticut funds massive overtime effort to end texting while driving with federal funds.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
Civil Trial Attorney, Practicing Law in Connecticut

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Texting while driving is dangerous.  It is like driving with your eyes closed.  Cell phones and texting have created a hazard on the roads.

In Connecticut the fine for texting while driving is very high.  $150, $300, and $500 for your first, second, and subsequent offenses.  

Also, Connecticut has received a $2.3 million grant in federal funds to pay for overtime for police officers to enforce distracted driving laws.  

The goal is to change behavior and to penalize those to violate the law.  

For a small state like Connecticut, $2.3 million is a lot of money.  This means that even small towns will receive around $12,000-$20,000 in overtime funds to pay for extra police officers to ticket drivers who text while driving.  

If you are a victim of a car accident and you suspect that the driver was distracted contact The Bartinik Law Firm, P.C. at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.


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