Hinsdale police target distracted driving

In honor of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Hinsdale Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies across the state to increase patrols and traffic safety enforcement zones throughout April.

“Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle crashes on our roads today,” said Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie. “During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement will boost enforcement efforts, stopping anyone who is texting and driving. Remember, if you have a phone in one hand, you can expect a ticket in the other.”

In Illinois, using a phone in anything other than hands-free mode is illegal. The distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT.