The Round Lake Police Department recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Posted on Friday March 26, 2021
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the nation, and the Round Lake Police Department is urging drivers to drop their phones and focus on the road with a not-so-subtle reminder: “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other.”
It has become all too common to see people driving down the
road while looking at their phones. People know texting and driving is both
dangerous and illegal, but they do it anyway, putting themselves and others at
risk. During April, you will see
increased law enforcement efforts as officers stop and ticket anyone who
violates distracted driving and other Illinois motor vehicle laws.
In support of this effort, the Round Lake Police Department is
partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State
Police, and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies around Illinois the
entire month of April.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, a total of 26,004 people died in U.S. crashes involving a
distracted driver between 2012 and 2019.
The distracted driving campaign is administered by the
Illinois Department of Transportation with federal traffic safety funds.