Franklin Park Media Release

FPPD


FRANKLIN PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
9451 West Belmont Avenue
Franklin Park, Illinois 60131
(847) 671-8200

NEWS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2022
For Information, Contact:
Director Michael Witz
mwitz@vofp.com


Drop It and Drive: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month


(Franklin Park, IL) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Franklin Park Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies throughout the
state to remind motorists to “Drop It and Drive.”
“Texting while driving puts everyone on the road at risk by distracting a driver visually, manually and cognitively,” said Director Michael Witz. “During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we’re working to increase awareness of these dangers and encourage all motorists to give driving their full attention.” At a time when traffic fatalities are on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Franklin Park Police Department is committed to reducing the traffic crashes caused by distractions like texting or talking on a cell phone.
Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones the entire month of April. Franklin Park Police will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cell phones
while driving.


The distracted driving campaign is administered by IDOT with federal traffic safety
funds.
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