Fairfield police target distracted drivers

By From page A4 | December 05, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Fairfield is taking part in a statewide effort to crack down on distracted drivers, joining others departments in the county.

Like Vacaville and Suisun City, the Fairfield Police Department is putting out the word to distracted drivers that they are being targeted. They have joined with the California Office of Traffic Safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the California Highway Patrol and 36 other law enforcement agencies.

Distracted drivers talking on a hand-held cellphone or texting will receive a first-time ticket for a minimum of $159. A second offense would cost $279.

Reach Danny Bernardini at 427-6935 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dbernardinidr.

Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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  • Liberty BellDecember 05, 2012 - 9:34 am

    The fines should be much higher and strictly enforced. Then maybe we'd see some changes on our city streets.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 05, 2012 - 9:57 am

    Liberty Bell, could not agree more. Anxious to see the results...

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  • H Lee TedderDecember 05, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    Good Luck! You're not going to catch many driving around in a big black & white billboard! If you would use unmarked vehicles, you would be able to bag dozens an hour, from what I've seen driving around. So GET SERIOUS, FPD!

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