Distracted Driving is Against the Law

Police Chief Michael McMahon would like to remind residents and drivers in and around Hillsborough that distracted driving is against the law. The Hillsborough Township Police Department is participating in a distracted driving campaign for the months of July and August, in an effort to raise awareness and decrease driver distraction through a combination of enforcement and education.

Distracted driving kills. The friends, family, and neighbors of the thousands of people killed nationwide each year in distracted driving crashes will tell you it is a very serious safety problem. The nearly half a million people injured each year will agree. Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on New Jersey’s roadways, being cited as a major contributing factor in nearly 800,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state from 2012 to 2016. Nationwide 3,166 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2017 alone.

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