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Wood Dale Police Encourage Motorists to Drop It & Drive

Post Date:04/13/2018 3:00 PM


April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Wood Dale Police Department wants to encourage safe driving habits by asking motorists to put down their phones and focus on the road.

With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Wood Dale Police Department is committed to reducing easily preventable crashes caused by distractions like talking or texting on a cell phone. Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone on the road at risk.

Sending or receiving a text takes the driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which is the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the entire length of a football field.

Thanks to a partnership grant provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Wood Dale Police Department will be increasing patrols and enforcement zones in April to ensure safety on the roads.

Please be safe and put down your phones while driving. One text or call can wreck it all.