Distracted Driving Leads to Fatal Car Accident

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Findlay Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the roadway while driving. The effort is part of a statewide enforcement and education campaign by the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) to address a historic rise in fatal crashes fueled by driver distraction. Of the estimated 57,298 distracted driving crashes in Colorado between 2012 and 2015, drivers 21 to 30 years old were involved in 30 percent of the crashes.

Those who violate Connecticut's distracted driving law can be fined $150 for a first offense, $300 for a second offense and $500 for third and subsequent offenses.

Fatalities from distracted driving increased by 32% from 2014 to 2015 in Washington.

It's also illegal for drivers to text while driving, according to CHP officials.

Chief William Parenti, president of the Somerset County Chiefs of Police Association, urges you to put your phone down when you get behind the wheel.

Several studies have shown that many of us believe that distracted drivers now pose a greater threat to our safety than drunk drivers.

Authorities across Washington state will begin cracking down on drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel.

The Dennis Police Department will conduct a series of patrols created to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries caused by distracted driving.

Greenwich police will be mounting an a campaign starting this week to cut down on distracted driving.

To avoid a $136 ticket, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission says to turn off your phone and put it in the glove back or have a passenger hold the phone. According to the policy, employees must pull over to a safe sport to take or make a call, check email or text. Similarly, when we are going through an intersection and see pedestrians approaching the intersection can we assume they will stop before stepping off the curb if they are holding and looking at phones?

  • Lila Blake