Distracted Driving Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Posted on 03/30/2022

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the nation. The Arlington Heights Police are urging drivers to drop their phones and focus on the road with a not-so-subtle reminder: “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other.” 

Texting while driving puts everyone on the road at risk by distracting a driver visually, manually and cognitively. During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we’re working to increase awareness of these dangers and encourage all motorists to give driving their full attention.

During April, you will see increased law enforcement efforts as officers stop and ticket anyone who violates distracted driving and other Illinois motor vehicle laws.

In support of this effort, the Arlington Heights Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies around Illinois the entire month of April. 

The distracted driving campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal traffic safety funds.