The Milford Police Department completed their Distracted Driving High Visibility Enforcement Campaign, which resulted in 148 violations that were addressed during August, 2020.
Milford Police partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from August 4 to August 28, 2020, for the national “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” high-visibility enforcement effort. The goal of the campaign was to step up enforcement efforts to catch distracted drivers and enforce distracted-driving laws.
Over the past decade, distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes on our nation’s roads. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving has claimed 2,841 lives in 2018 alone. Among those killed: 1,730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians and 77 bicyclists.
Remember: U Drive. U Text. U Pay