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South Brunswick Twp Police Department
Thursday March 29th, 2018 :: 12:49 p.m. EDT

Advisory

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign “UDrive. UText. UPay.’ to be carried out locally from April 1 – April 21, 2018

Chief Raymond Hayducka announced that officers from the South Brunswick Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Chief Hayducka said, “This campaign is part of an ongoing effort to make our roadways safer. In 2017, our traffic safety efforts resulted in a 60% decrease in fatal crashes and a reduction in the overall number of crashes in the Township.”

 

Beginning 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.

 

“Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety.  "The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2015 alone, 3,477 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 52 percent of the state’s crashes in 2015. Driver inattention was in fact listed as a contributing factor in crashes at a rate nine times higher than that of the next highest contributing factor (speed).

 
The campaign is being carried out during the month of April, which the National Safety Council has designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The New Jersey campaign is modeled after similar successful high visibility enforcement programs such as Click It or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Address/Location
South Brunswick Twp Police Department
540 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick Township, NJ 08852

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-329-4646

Detective Dennis Yuhasz
Investigations
dyuhasz@sbtnj.net
732-329-4646

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