Put It Down

North Plainfield Police Department

Press Release

Chief William Parenti

April 11, 2013


Ref: Distracted Driving Month

Chief William G. Parenti in cooperation with Prosecutor Geoffrey Soriano “Put it Down” campaign, will be conducting roadside sting operation to catch distracted drivers.  April is “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” with the slogan “u text u drive u pay”.  North Plainfield police officers have stepped up enforcement all month and plan a major effort April 15th.  Tax day is usually bad enough so don’t make a bad day worse.  If police see you with a phone in your hand you will have a ticket in the other.  Police officers will be posing as a construction workers or surveyor standing by the roadway to observe violators, catch police cars farther down the roadway to stop and ticket violators. 

Tuesday April 15, 2013 at 10am... MOVED TO THURSDAY APRIL 17, 2014 AT 10AM!

RT 22 East by the new Costco shopping center.       

·         The number of people killed in distraction-affected crashes decreased slightly from 3,360 in 2011 to 3,328, while an estimated 421,000 people were injured, a 9 percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011. NHTSA is just beginning to identify distraction-related accidents, and is continuing work to improve the way it captures data to better quantify and identify potential trends in this area.


William G. Parenti
Chief of Police
NPPD Accreditation An Accredited Police AgencyNorth Plainfield Police Dept.
263 Somerset Street
North Plainfield, N.J. 07060
(908) 769-2920
Fax (908) 769-8406