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"Drop It And Drive" Awareness Program - March 29, 2022
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Harwood Heights Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind motorists to "Drop It and Drive."  Per Chief Devries, "Texting while driving puts everyone on the road at risk by distracting a driver visually, manually and cognitively.  During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we're working to increase awareness of these dangers and encourage all motorists to give driving their full attention."  Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones the entire month of April. The Harwood Heights Police Department will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cell phones while driving.  Drop It and Drive Flyer

"Drop It And Drive" Enforcement Results - May 1, 2022
The month of April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  The Harwood Heights Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind motorists to “Drop It and Drive.”  Using a phone in anything other than hands free mode is dangerous and illegal in Illinois.  Per Chief John DeVries, “Distracted Driving Awareness Month allowed the Harwood Heights Police Department to bring a heightened awareness to stop motorists from engaging in this deadly behavior.”  The Harwood Heights Police Department issued 152 hands-free law violations during the April distracted driving enforcement period.  Click here to see their Distracted Driving Enforcement Results.   

 

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