JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office is announcing that they will be teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to reach all drivers with an important warning: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.
“From April 1st to April 21st, 2017, my officers will be out in force looking for distracted drivers and issuing tickets to anyone caught texting while driving” Sheriff Schillari said. “Distracted driving is now one of the leading causes of crashes in the state and the country, last year over 3,000 people were killed, nationwide, in distracted driving related crashes” he said.
U Drive, U Text, U Pay is a national campaign funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is distributed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The sheriff’s office received the grant to use for enforcement and educational purposes.
“After April 21st, my office will randomly field patrols to target distracted drivers. We will also engage in a community outreach program to help educate motorist on the real dangers of distracted driving.” Sheriff Schillari said.