April Is Distracted Driving Month

April Is Distracted Driving Month 

April is Distracted Driving Month and the local CHP offices want to remind you of the dangers of distracted driving. According to a study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, distracted driving is “anything that diverts the driver’s attention away from the primary tasks of navigating a vehicle and responding to critical events.” A distraction can be: visual -- something that takes your eyes off the road; cognitive -- something that takes your mind off of the road; or manual -- something that takes your hands off the steering wheel. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that at least at least 1.6 million crashes are caused each year by drivers using cell phones and texting. Your local CHP offices want to remind you that, whatever the distraction, “It’s Not Worth It!”

 

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