Distracted drivers enforcement
4/18/2018, 11:28 a.m.
The Plainfield Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation during April’s Driving Distracted Awareness month to remind motorists that if they drive with a phone in one hand, they can expect a ticket in the other.
With traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Plainfield Police
Texting while driving distracts the driver visually, manually and cognitively, putting everyone on the road at risk. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field.
Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones across Illinois as part of the April 16-30 distracted driving enforcement. The Plainfield Police will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cell phones while driving. Not giving driving your full attention can have deadly consequences. Don’t let one text or call wreck it all: Drop It and Drive!