Starting April 1st, nearly 200 New Jersey towns will be cracking down on distracted driving. So if you're driving, you better put your phone down.

New Jersey's campaign is called "UDrive, UText, UPay," and it will run from April 1st through April 21st. Local towns will be adding patrols to look specifically for drivers talking on their (handheld) phones and texting while they're driving. In fact, towns are given grant money to spend on the cost of increased patrols, according to a press release from the state of New Jersey. 

Is your town one of the NJ towns hitting the pavement hard, looking for distracted drivers over the next month? Here's a look at the list

MERCER COUNTY:

  • East Windsor
  • Hamilton
  • Hightstown
  • Hopewell
  • Lawrence
  • West Windsor

BURLINGTON COUNTY:

  • Burlington Township
  • Cinnaminson
  • Delanco
  • Delran
  • Lumberton
  • Medford
  • Mount Laurel
  • New Hanover
  • Pemberton

OTHER TOWNS INCLUDE:

  • Cherry Hill
  • Edison
  • Old Bridge
  • Haddon Heights
  • Freehold Township
  • Red Bank
  • Seaside Heights
  • Point Pleasant

The acting director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, Eric Heitmann, said, "Distracted driving is possibly the most serious safety issue on our roadways today." Wow. Distracted driving was the cause of 52% of the motor vehicle accidents in New Jersey in 2018.

For a full list of the other 185 towns, you can click here.

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