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Apr 01

National Distracted Driving Month

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 8:23 a.m. by johnb johnb

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. During the month law enforcement agencies throughout the nation will be conducting focused education and enforcement efforts to bring attention to the dangers of distracted driving. Brea Police Officers will be specifically alert for drivers utilizing cell phones to talk, text, or view while driving.

The State of California and its Office of Traffic Safety are coordinating a high visibility education and enforcement campaign called “It’s Not Worth It” to convey the message that being distracted while driving is not worth a collision, injury, or death. Look for statewide campaign advertisements and public service announcements starting April 1. Distracted driving has become one of the highest causes of injury traffic collisions in the nation. In 2013 over 420,000 injuries occurred as a result of a collision involving distracted drivers. Drivers distracted by hand-held devices are three times more likely to be involved in a collision.

While every day in April will see an emphasis on enforcement of distracted driving laws, the dates of April 1 and April 15 have been identified as special enforcement days for this effort. On those dates, the California Highway Patrol and many local agencies will be conducting a concerted, focused effort to identify distracted drivers and issue citations.

Please refrain from utilizing your cell phones while driving, and make an effort to reduce other distractions, such as excessively loud music or loose dogs in the cab of your vehicle. It is safer for you, your passengers, and the drivers with which you share the road.

National Distracted Driving Month


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