Naperville Police to Increase Distracted Driving Enforcement Efforts in April
In recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Naperville Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up distracted driving enforcement efforts across the state. Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and traffic safety enforcement zones throughout the month of April.
“Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement will boost enforcement efforts, stopping anyone who is texting and driving. Remember, if you have a phone in one hand, you can expect a ticket in the other.”
In Illinois, using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode is not only dangerous but also illegal. Drop it and drive.
The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.