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Neighbors of North Aurora

Drop it and drive campaign

05/03/2014 10:52PM ● 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!