Rising temperatures inevitably mean rising traffic volume in Monmouth's Ocean Township. This year, police don't intend to let distracted driving escalate the road casualty count.

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Through the end of the month, their Spring Traffic Safety Initiative targets unsafe habits of every type behind the wheel, with an emphasis on hand-held devices.

Police say that dense traffic volume raises the level of aggressive driving and crashes, mostly attributable to unsafe driving habits

Officers attached to the Patrol and Traffic Bureaus say they'll target all moving violations, with emphasis on hazardous ones.

They're enforcing a zero-toler-ance policy on distracted driving offenses related to cell phones and electronic devices.