Caution: No Distracted Driving

The Harding Township Police Department encourages all drivers to not drive distracted. Recent studies of crashes involving younger drivers disclosed that 58% resulted in the driver being distracted. Cell phone texting and conversations, looking at something inside the vehicle for six seconds or more, reaching for an item, grooming and looking outside in another direction are common causes of accidents. Researchers advise that about 963,000 drivers aged 16 to 19 were involved in police reported crashes during 2013. These crashes resulted in 383,000 injuries and 2865 deaths. Set the example and encourage your children to drive safely, put the phone away and obey all traffic laws. Please, speak to your children about the possible consequences of improper behavior while driving. For more information, please contact Police headquarters at 973-455-0500 and speak with any officer. Have a safe Spring!
Mark Giansanti – Chief of Police