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U Drive. U Text. U Pay: Police begin continue to crack down on distracted driving

August 3, 2016
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Police - Texting campaign

Today, the Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, began the second wave of their campaign aimed at cracking down on distracted drivers. The “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” intiative is an effort to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from the…

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Police kick off campaign against distracted driving: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.’ statewide crackdown

April 1, 2016
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Distracted Driving campaign (police)

The Southington Police Department (SPD) is partnering with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to crack down on drivers who choose to ignore Connecticut’s mobile phone laws. The joint effort—”U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”—will span through the month, from April 4 to April 30. In 2014, an…

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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco
This vehicle, parked at the high school, served as a  reminder about distracted driving. Despite the damage to the car, the driver survived.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A damaged van parked outside Southington High School last week served as a reminder for students about the consequences of distracted driving. The van, which was actually involved in a texting and driving incident, served as one part of a presentation that has become a tradition at Southington High: the…

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