The Gloucester Township Police Department will be participating in the statewide 2015 “UDrive, UText, UPay” distracted driving enforcement campaign. This campaign takes place between April 1st and April 21st, 2015. As part of the initiative, the department was awarded a $5,000 grant by New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. The grant will be used to conduct high visibility patrols targeting motorist who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.
This statewide campaign is part of a national effort to raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. April has also been designated as National Distracted Driver awareness month. In 2012, 3328 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
For additional information on the dangers of distracted driving, visit http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/index.html