April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and across the country awareness campaigns are stepping up their efforts to get the word out on the dangers of letting anything—most notably cell phones—distract a driver.
In New Jersey, police have launched an intensified three-week crackdown on distracted driving. “Officers are going to be doing a hundred hours of this special detail: distracted drivers with cellphones,” Englewood Cliffs Police Chief Michael Cioffi said. “Nothing else.”
As part of a national campaign dubbed “UDrive, UText, UPay,” police departments across the country are tapping into a special federal grant that will allow them to fund overtime for officers completely dedicated to targeting and ticketing distracted drivers.
Read more about distracted driving:
- Texting and Driving—A Dangerous Combination on Long Island Roads
- 5 Important Ways to Prevent Long Island Texting while Driving Accident Injuries and Deaths
- The Facts and Faces behind Distracted Driving Injuries and Deaths
Click here to take the National Safety Council’s pledge against distracted driving.