Hartford-Area Police Look For Distracted Drivers Hundreds Of Tickets Issued As Part Of NHTSA Study
The man was one of many caught in the department's latest effort to deter distracted driving. Roman was a "spotter" for part of Wednesday, the fifth day in the second wave of a four-part federal study.
Police in West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and the Connecticut State Police are looking for cellphone violations in the area through today. Syracuse, N.Y. is the only other place in the country chosen for the study, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The purpose of the study is to determine whether enforcing cellphone laws actually alters drivers' behavior, said. Lt. David M. Dubiel of West Hartford's traffic division. The first wave was April 10-16, he said, and more are planned in the fall and in spring of 2011..............
pic: Distracted Driving (SCOTT VARGAS / FOX CT / July 29, 2010)