UDrive. UText. UPay.
The Roselle Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during the month of April as part of New Jersey's UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign.
Beginning on Monday, April 1, and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors, such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving.
Being one of the biggest safety challenges on the road today, 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.
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts the vehicle operator's attention away from the primary task of driving which includes; texting, using a cell phone, grooming, talking, eating/drinking, adjusting the radio/cd player, watching a video, using a navigation system and reading.