The Trumbull Police Department is encouraging drivers to put down the phone and remember: \u201cU Drive. U Text. U Pay.\u201dIn support of April\u2019s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Trumbull Police will be collaborating with the U.S. Department of Transportation\u2019s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from April 11 to April 15, for the national \u201cU Drive. U Text. U Pay.\u201d high-visibility enforcement effort. The goal of the campaign is to step up enforcement efforts to catch distracted drivers and enforce distracted-driving laws.Beginning April 11, residents will see increased law enforcement efforts, as officers will be stopping and ticketing anyone who is caught texting and driving.\u201cIf you text and drive, you will pay,\u201d said Lt. Brian Weir. \u201cWhen you drive, you have one responsibility: Drive safely and responsibly. Do the right thing\u2014put your phone away when you get behind the wheel.\u201dIf a driver\u2019s attention is anywhere other than on the road, they are driving distracted, and are dangerous, Weir said.\u201cSave yourself the embarrassment and expense of getting pulled over,\u201d Weir said. \u201cIn addition, you just may save someone\u2019s life.\u201dFollow these steps for a safe driving experience:"If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location. Once you are safely off the road and parked, it is safe to text."Designate your passenger as your \u201cdesignated texter.\u201d Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages."Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving. Cell phone use can be habit-forming. Are you struggling to not text and drive? Put the cell phone in the trunk, glove box, or back seat of the vehicle until you arrive at your destination.