If you haven't kicked the dangerous (and illegal) habit of checking your cell phone while driving or you always forget to fasten your seat belt before your trip, New Canaan police are now zeroing in on you.
Effective immediately, officers are intensifying their efforts to crack down on drivers who violate road rules, such as passing a stopped school bus, speeding, using hand-held cell phones, following too close, driving without a fastened seat belt, or violating any traffic law that contributes to accidents.
"This is part of a campaign to reduce motor vehicle accidents in areas where there are a higher number of accidents," said Captain Leon Krolikowski.
Additional officers will be posted in marked and unmarked vehicles around town, specifically focusing on New Norwalk Road, Smith Ridge Road, South Avenue, Oenoke Ridge Road, Old Stamford Road and Jelliff Mill Road.
This effort to reduce accidents is part of the nationwide "Click it or Ticket" campaign and officers in New Canaan will be assigned to seat belt checkpoints.
"The is serious about enforcing Connecticut’s traffic laws in an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of motor vehicle accidents," stated the New Canaan Police Department.