Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get into an accident than those that don’t.
Reminding you that this April is a Distracted Driver Crack down.
Distracted Driving ie Digital Danger! Digital Danger is what LB calls it and now I do too! Thanks LB.
“In recent years, hundreds of people have been killed in California, while thousands were injured, as the result of collisions that involved at least one driver who was distracted.
The California Office of Traffic Safety, the California Highway Patrol, and law enforcement agencies statewide launch the second annual National Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, “It’s Not Worth It.”
Last year more than 52,000 tickets were handed out during the Distracted Driving crackdown.
Should you be one of the the drivers caught during this year’s crackdown your first ticket will be a minimum of $159 and the second violation shoots up to $279.00
More than 200 local law enforcement agencies and 103 CHP offices will be participating in the month long, life-saving effort. Similar to the previous year’s campaign, there will be both an enforcement and educational component. Basically the goal is to reinforce the dangers of distracted driving and reduce the number of people impacted by this destructive behavior.
Being a traffic reporter gives me the opportunity to reach out to many. I ask you, if not for yourself, if not for the innocent person you may hit, if not for the message that you are sending to those who sit in the car with you - it is time to stop.
Don’t wait for, at best a close call or ticket, and at worst - that one, I think you know.
“ZOMBIE” DRIVERS ENDANGER OTHER MOTORISTS
Law Enforcement to Target Distracted Drivers Texting or Using Hand-Held Cell Phones
Danger lurks behind the wheel when a driver redirects their attention from the road to some other distracting behavior, like talking on a cellular telephone or text messaging. During the month of April, law enforcement agencies throughout California will be especially focused on taking enforcement action on these inattentive, “zombie” drivers.
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
- Albert Einstein
“If you think you can call, text and drive at the same time, you cannot. That message you can’t wait to send could kill. Distracted driving is an epidemic that is sweeping through our country, claiming lives and destroying families….No one needs to die today or become paralyzed because you need to use your phone.”