SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit Police Department will take part in a new program being initiated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. 

From April 1 through April 21, the Summit Police Department, as well as police agencies throughout the state, will join with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Distracted Driving 2014 Statewide Crackdown. This is part of a nationwide enforcement effort, with the slogan:

 UDrive.  UText.  UPay.

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The purpose of the campaign is to undertake visible, targeted enforcement during April, which is National Distracted Driving Month.  Enforcement activities will specifically focus on driver behaviors that distract from the task of driving.

The Summit Police Department requests that all motorists traveling through the City of Summit stop their cars when receiving a telephone call in a safe manner on the side of the roadway.  Drivers should use Bluetooth to answer phone calls while driving.  There are many distracting elements while driving: texting, holding a mobile phone, and using MP3 players to name a few.