Distracted Driving Awareness Month Campaign “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”

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The Harwood Heights Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state in recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Throughout April, motorists can expect increased patrols looking for texting and driving as well as other traffic violations.  “Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today,” said Sergeant Nick Ramirez. “During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement will boost enforcement efforts, stopping anyone we see texting and driving. We do this to save lives.”  If you need to text, pull over to a safe location – or if you have a passenger, consider appointing a “designated texter.” Whatever the solution, don’t text and drive.  Also, using your phone in anything other than hands-free mode is not only dangerous, it is illegal in Illinois.  Distracted Driving Awareness Month Campaign “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Press Release

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