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Chicopee Police conducting 'texting while driving' enforcement

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Thinking of texting while behind the wheel in Chicopee?  Authorities are going to be looking for you.

Chicopee Police Officer Michael Wilk said that members of the department's traffic and patrol divisions were out Tuesday enforcing the state's 'texting while driving' laws.

Within a one hour span today, officers reportedly pulled over almost a dozen vehicles.

"The law states that you cannot, even at a red light, use an internet capable device to access text messages, instant messages, GPS, etc.," Wilk noted.

If you are caught 'texting and driving', it's a $100 ticket for the first offense.  In addition, junior operators face losing their license for 60 days.

Wilk noted that today's operation was the first of many that will be conducted throughout the city.

For more on the 'texting and driving' law, you can CLICK HERE.

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