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