Thursday, 26 April, 2018

GMH prepares for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Franklin to crack down on distracted driving Students learn dangers of drinking, distracted driving
Heather Davidson | 04 April, 2018, 01:01

It's April, which means it's also National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

East Coast motorists are more likely to engage in distracted driving than those on the West Coast.

Citations for offenses including texting while driving and driving while using headphones increased by 52 percent - going from 3,336 in 2016 to 5,045 previous year, according to the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts. Activities like texting, answering your phone, putting directions into your Global Positioning System, can distract you from driving safely.

This Distracted Driving Enforcement event will run statewide until Thursday, April 5, with the goal of decreasing traffic fatalities. He pulled over a driver in Bluefield during his cell phone patrol. When examining statistics gathered from counties in major Texas metropolitan areas, the total number of crashes caused by distracted drivers increased in each of the areas listed.

Overall, distracted driving citations increased by 52 percent statewide past year.

Drivers who are ticketed for this violation can be fined $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense and $500 for third and subsequent offenses.

"The Foundation's work offers insight on drivers' attitudes toward traffic safety and their behaviors, so we can better understand the issue and identify potential countermeasures to reduce crashes". Michigan State Police will be cracking down on drivers who are not focused on the road. "This campaign is necessary, now more than ever, to help combat the growing problem of distracted driving and its deadly results".

A recent study by AAA revealed certain forms of distractions are taking a driver's hands off the wheel for extended periods of time. "We want to identify those drivers that have those high-risk behaviors where it's more likely they're going to crash".

Not only are parents almost as bad as their teens when it comes to distracted driving, but Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (2016) found that 50 percent of parents have knowingly texted their teen while they are driving, and 29 percent of parents expect a response before their teen reaches their destination. Never call, text or play games while walking or cycling.

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