As seen in Moorestown Patch March 28, 2019
MOORESTOWN, NJ – Anyone driving in and through Moorestown next month should probably make sure they put their phone down because police will be watching. Moorestown police on Wednesday said they support New Jersey’s “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement campaign that will run from April 1-21.
“This is clearly one of the most critical traffic safety issues that we face today,” New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Eric Heitmann said. “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2016 alone, 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 391,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.”
In New Jersey, driver inattention was listed as a contributing circumstance in 53 percent of the state’s crashes in 2016, police said. It was listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor, which was speed.
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