State Recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month

State Recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month

TxDot urges drivers to stay focused on the road. "People need to turn them off, put the phone away, and pay attention to driving". The bucket truck effort alone on Wednesday netted 26 violators of which 14 were for distracted driving and several for seatbelts.

From April 4 to April 30, The Connecticut Department of Transportation will be partnering with state and local law enforcement as part of the U Drive.

Also an increase of nearly 3 percent from the year before.

"Law enforcement would rather see everyone off their cell phones than hand out a lot of tickets", said Rhonda Craft, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety.

The Cambridge study, which looked at more than 100,000 drivers over 18 months, highlights the prevalence of phone use before collisions, and shows that cellphone bans help some, but not much.

In Texas over 400 people were killed by distracting driving, over 3,000 injured.

"Unfortunately, it takes time for people to get the message", Redeker said.

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New Jersey starts a statewide crackdown on distracted driving Friday.

An analysis by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety of 2009-2012 data found that while more than 80 percent of drivers believed it was completely unacceptable for a motorist to text behind the wheel, more than a third of those same drivers admitted to reading text messages while operating a passenger motor vehicle themselves.

Pull over to a safe location if you must talk or text.

"The theme is 'You drive".

Gray said Greenwich Police could could give out endless tickets for texting and driving and never do any other police work.

No one likes to be criticized by a friend for doing something wrong, but it's even worse to get caught by law enforcement and have to pay a fine.

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