As the result of a Connecticut Justice Assistance Grant awarded to the New Canaan Police Department, officers will intensify their efforts to target motorists who violate traffic laws near schools.

The increased enforcement started April 14 and will run through May 28.

Officers will be assigned to both marked and unmarked vehicles and will target motorists who exceed the speed limit, use hand-held cellular phones while driving, pass stopped school buses and violate other traffic laws which compromise traffic safety near our schools.