What Are North Wildwood Police Doing to Step Up Distracted Driving Enforcement?

Posted on May 1, 2017 at 12:00pm by

Pedestrian crossing the streetThe Cape May County Herald recently featured a report regarding the North Wildwood Police Department’s (NWPD) planned distracted driving enforcement period, which is taking place from April 1 to April 21. The NWPD’s distracted driving campaign take place during a statewide enforcement period. In addition, it is part of a national program called “UDrive. UText. UPay.”

How Does the Distracted Driving Enforcement Period Work?

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are three types of distraction that can result in distracted driving:

  1. Visual – This involves anything that takes a driver’s eyes away from the road
  2. Cognitive – This includes any activity that takes a driver’s mind off driving
  3. Manual – Anything that causes a driver to take his or her hands off the steering wheel

Activities that can lead to distracted driving include texting and driving, talking on a handheld cellphone while driving, conversing with vehicle passengers, adjusting the car stereo, operating a GPS or eating. The NWPD’s distracted driving enforcement campaign includes any type of distracted driving. However, the use of handheld cellphones and texting while driving will probably be the most common offenses targeted during the campaign.

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