Drop it and drive campaign
● By Tim
North Aurora police are enforcing new cell phone laws...with zero tolerance.
The new law took effect Jan. 1. Here are some staggering statistics on the problem:
• Drivers using hand-held phones are four times more likely to get into an accident causing injuries. (U.S. Department of Transportation)
• Distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal crashes among teens. (National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration)
• Sending or receiving a text at 55 mph is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field blind. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). If you must talk on the phone, use a speakerphone or headset that allows for voiceactivated or one-digit dialing. The state's new hands-free cell phone law allows both. For more information, visit illinoistollway.com/dropitanddrive Illinois. Thanks for your cooperation and drive safely!