Between 7 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, New Canaan Police stopped 100 motorists for violating traffic laws during an initiative by the department to increase traffic enforcement, according to a press release sent out Wednesday afternoon.
"The New Canaan Police Department is serious about enforcing Connecticut’s traffic laws in an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of motor vehicle accidents within the town of New Canaan," Captain Leon Krolikowski wrote in the release.
According to the release, motorists were stopped for speeding, talking on cell phones while driving, failing to obey stop signs and failing to obey traffic signals, among violating other traffic laws.
"Not only were 100 motorists stopped but hundreds of other passing motorists, who saw these motorists stopped, were made more aware of the need to drive safely and obey Connecticut's traffic laws," Krolikowski wrote. "In the near future another enhanced traffic enforcement day will occur."