The Lincoln Police Department urges motorists to “Drop It and Drive”
Law enforcement to crack down on distracted driving

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[March 18, 2020] 

(LINCOLN, IL) – In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Lincoln Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and more than 150 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state. Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and traffic safety enforcement zones throughout April.

“Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today,” said Chief Paul Adams. “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.”

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, from 2012 to 2018, nearly 23,000 people died in the United States in crashes involving a distracted driver.

In Illinois, using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode is not only dangerous, it’s illegal. Drop it and drive.

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

[Paul Adams
Lincoln Chief of Police]

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