Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Distracted Driving Education

During the month of April, law enforcement agencies here are educating the public about the dangers of distracted driving.  The campaign is in response to the 3,328 people killed nationwide in 2012, and 421,000 people that were injured in crashes involving distracted driving.

Distracted driving is defined as any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety, but the most notable distractions include cell phones, texting, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading, using a navigation system, watching a video, or adjusting a radio.