U Drive U Text U Pay campaign kicks off in CT
Sen. Tony Hwang held a press conference Monday to kick off the annual 'U Drive U Text U Pay campaign,' to encourage drivers to be more aware when operating vehicles.
The state senator held a press conference at 100 Reef Road in Fairfield along with Fairfield police, the AAA, and other state reps.
The campaign is part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Local and state police will use federal grant money to implement enforcement and checkpoints, according to officials.
The campaign is intended to help raise awareness about distracted driving, and to help save lives, Hwang says.
A first offense could cost drivers $150, and a second offense could cost up to $450.