A number of local police departments are involved in a distracted driver effort in April.

It's called the New Jersey UDrive UText UPay campaign.

According to a new release from Eric Heitmann, Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, "Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving."

According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Safety, a number of local departments in the southeastern part of the state received grants of $5,500 to help in the crackdown. Here are the local police department that are participating:


*Absecon Police Department

*Atlantic City Police Department

*Egg Harbor Township Police Department

*Galloway Township Police Department

*Township of Hamilton Police Department

*Hammonton Police Department

*Northfield Police Department

*Stockton University Police Department


*Lower Township Police Department

*Wildwood Police Department


*Bridgeton Police Department.

*Vineland Police Department (not on the state's list, but they are participating, according to Vineland PD's Facebook page.)


*Barnegat Police Department

*Harvey Cedars Police Department

*Ship Bottom Police Department

*Stafford Township Police Department



SOURCE: New Jersey Division of Highway Safety

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