Locally many towns including Clinton and Readington Township Police will be participating in a statewide crackdown on Distracted Driving April 1st to April 21st 2017.
Clinton Twp. was the only department in Hunterdon County to receive a $5,500 grant for targeted enforcement. by the NJ Div. of Highway Traffic Safety.
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on New Jersey's roadways, being cited as a major contributing factor in over 817,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state from 2010 to 2014. Nationwide 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2014 alone.
To Combat these troubling statistics, law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey will be using a combination of traditional and innovated strategies to crack down on motorists who test and drive. This effort is a part of the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. high-visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign that combines periods of intense anti-texting enforcement coupled with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement and convince them to obey the law. U Drive. U Text. U Pay enforcement strategies include roving police patrols, spotters on highway overpasses and stationary police vehicles prominently placed at strategic locations
For more information please visit www.Distraction.gov