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South Windsor police to crack down on texting and driving

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Officials in South Windsor are cracking down on people who are texting behind the wheel.

For the next two weeks, South Windsor police will be out in force for their “U Drive, U Text, U Pay” campaign.

It is a high visibility push to enforce distracted driving laws.

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People hit with a ticket are given a $150 fine for the first time, $300 for the second offense, and $500 for every time after that.

Last year, more than 3,000 people were killed in texting and driving accidents.

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