Police crackdown on distracted drivers in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN — A number of drivers were ticketed during a saturation patrol in New Haven yesterday.

Police initiated a “distracted driving enforcement” on US Route 7 between 1:30 p.m and 3:30 p.m.

During this detail, troopers dressed in plain clothes and stood within the construction zone to observe and detect distracted drivers.

A total of 16 tickets were issued, 13 for distracted driving within a work zone, 2 for speeding within a work zone, and 1 for operating with no license.

Police say they also issued 3 warning tickets.