A press event will be held Wednesday in Woodbridge to mark the beginning of a distracted-driver crackdown in Middlesex County.
Police throughout New Jersey are in the midst of a three-week mobilization to crackdown on distracted drivers, using $300,000 in grant money from the Division of Highway Traffic Safety to fund increased patrols and checkpoints.
Through April 21, drivers talking and texting on their phones are the focus of this new statewide initiative by law enforcement agencies called “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”
Sixty police departments have received $5,000 each and many more agencies are expected to participate unfunded in the new program.
Agencies in Middlesex and Somerset counties received the most funding: $50,000 each. The municipalities receiving the funding in Middlesex County are: Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Metuchen, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Sayreville, South Brunswick, Spotswood and Woodbridge.