Distracted Drivers On RPPD’s Radar

Tomorrow, Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) will be taking part in a statewide campaign to target distracted drivers.

The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety awarded over 200 local and county law enforcement departments a total of $1.4 million in grant money to participate in the “UDrive. UText. UPay.” enforcement campaign on Sunday, April 1st.

RPPD will be stationed throughout the borough ready to issue summonses to drivers who use their cellphones – or are otherwise distracted – while behind the wheel.

According to the NJ Attorney General’s office, distracted drivers could face fines of up to $400. The “UDrive. UText. UPay.” campaign resulted in over 15,000 summonses last year in New Jersey.

RPPD always addresses motorists who they see driving while distracted throughout the year but this statewide campaign hopes to bring to the forefront of motorists’ attention the perils of focusing on things other than the road.