Randolph, NJ - In an effort to make our roads safer, the Randolph Police announced today that it has joined the "One Text or Call Could Wreck It" All campaign to stop distracted driving. The Randolph Police Department has pledged its support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.
In 2014, 3,179 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated additional 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.
While anything that takes your eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind off the task of driving is a hazard, there is heightened concern about the risks of texting while driving because it combines all three types of distraction visual, manual and cognitive.
The national distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness and education the same activities that have curbed drunk driving and increased seat belt use.
The Randolph Police Department will be increasing their efforts for the entire month of April. While the main focus of the National Campaign is on texting and driving, the efforts of the Randolph Police Department will focus on any form of distracted and aggressive driving.
For more information about distracted driving, please visit www.distraction.gov, or you can contact the support services unit of the Randolph Police at 973-989-7021.