Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation during the April 11 commission meeting supporting the Distracted Driving 2018 Crackdown sponsored by the State of New Jersey.
Distracted driving occurs when drivers divert their attention away from the task to driving to focus on another activity instead. It is a serious, life-threatening practice that can result in injuries and death to motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
Distracted driving-related crashes resulted in 3,477 deaths and 391,000 injuries on U.S. roads in 2015, and was listed as a contributing circumstance in nearly 750,000 crashes in New Jersey between 2011 and 2015.
The State of New Jersey is participating in the nationwide Distracted Driving 2018 Crackdown from April 1 to 21 in an effort to raise awareness and decrease driver distractions through a combination of enforcement and education. The slogan for the national campaign is “UDrive. UText. UPay.”
The proclamation was presented to North Bergen Police Captain Robert Farley.