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Posted on: March 31, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Distracted Driver Awareness Month

The Carbondale Police Department recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month with a reminder for motorists: Drop It and Drive


April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the nation, and the Carbondale Police Department is urging drivers to drop their phones and focus on the road.


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. 


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 Carbondale 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 to focus on enforcement of distracted driver laws and ordinances.  


The distracted driving campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal traffic safety funds.

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