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Bourbonnais Police Increase Traffic Enforcement

April recognized as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Bourbonnais, IL — Bourbonnais Police announce it is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies to step up enforcement efforts across the state in recognition of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Throughout April, motorists can expect increased patrols looking for texting and driving as well as other traffic violations.

“Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads
today,” said Patrol Commander, Brent Barrie. “During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we will increase enforcement efforts, stopping anyone we see texting and driving, and hopefully, we can save some lives.”

Between 2012 and 2021, approximately 32,000 lives were lost in crashes involving
distracted drivers. Everyone has the potential for distracted driving crashes, but those
between the ages of 16 and 24 are especially at risk. If you need to text, pull over to a safe
location, or if you have a passenger, consider appointing a “designated texter.” Whatever
the solution, don’t text and drive.

In Illinois, using your phone in anything other than hands-free mode is not only dangerous, but also illegal.

The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds
administered by IDOT.

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