April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Lombard Police Department is stepping up its enforcement efforts to promote safe driving habits and reduce the number of distracted driving incidents on the roads.
“Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today,” said Traffic Safety Unit Officer Dan Herrera. “This Distracted Driving Awareness Month, drivers will see increased law enforcement efforts as officers stop and ticket anyone who texts or uses their cell phones while driving. Remember, if you have a phone in one hand, you can expect a ticket in the other.”
Lombard Police are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police, and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies around Illinois throughout April.
The consequences of distracted driving can be severe. For example, in 2020, distracted driving was a factor in over 3,100 fatal crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Lombard Police Department is committed to keeping our roadways safe for everyone, and police urge all drivers to put their phones down and focus on the road. Together, we can help keep our roads and community safe and reduce the number of distracted driving incidents.
The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT.