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.
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