Date: March 28, 2017
Re: “Cell Phone Violation Enforcement Campaign”
Issued by: Lt. Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
For Immediate Release
Darien, CT - During the month of April, the Darien Police Department along with departments across the entire state, will be conducting a "Cell Phone Violation Enforcement Campaign." As a reminder, hand-held cell phones or mobile electronic devices may not be used while operating a motor vehicle in Connecticut.
-Drivers 18 years of age and older need hands-free accessories to legally use cell phones or mobile electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle. This also makes it illegal to "hold a cell phone and use it on speaker" while operating a motor vehicle.
-New drivers who are 16 or 17 years of age are restricted from using any type of cell phone or mobile electronic device while driving, even with hands-free accessories.