Peoria County Sheriff's Office Partners with Bradley University Students on Public Awareness Campaign
Mar 12, 2014
The Peoria County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Bradley University Public Relations students on a senior project to raise awareness of the ban on hand-held cell phone usage while driving. This law went into effect on January 1, 2014, and Hilltop Communications - the Bradley student group - is creating a public relations campaign with assistance from the Sheriff's Office. The students hope to secure commitments, in the form of a signed pledge, from the public to avoid talking or texting on their cell phones without the use of a hands-free device while driving.
Sheriff Michael D. McCoy supports the campaign: "There is a direct correlation between talking or texting while driving and traffic accidents and fatalities. The more drivers who are aware of this law to ban cell phones while driving, and abide by it, the safer our roadways will be. Therefore, the Sheriff's Office will do whatever we can to help these students raise awareness of the law in order to make our county safer for all motorists."
Hilltop Communications will launch their campaign at the March 13 Peoria County Board meeting. They hope to secure signatures from all 18 County Board members. The Board meets at 6:00 p.m. in Room 403 of the Peoria County Courthouse.
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