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Redding, Ridgefield Police To Crack Down On Distracted Driving

Redding Police will have a distracted driving checkpoint near Route 53 and Route 107 on Friday, Oct. 11.
Redding Police will have a distracted driving checkpoint near Route 53 and Route 107 on Friday, Oct. 11. Photo Credit: File

REDDING/RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- With new laws and stiffer penalties now in effect in Connecticut for distracted driving, Redding and Ridgefield police will be setting up enforcement checkpoints, according to Patch.com .

One checkpoint will be set up in Redding on Friday, Oct. 11, at Route 53 and Route 107, according to Patch.com.

A checkpoint in Ridgefield will be set up on Tuesday, Oct. 15, on Route 7 near the Redding line, Patch.com reported.

The new distracted driving law includes bigger fines for drivers and making it a moving violation. In addition, the violation will appear on a driver's motor vehicle report, meaning it could have a negative impact on car insurance rates.

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