$5M Campaign Aims to Put Brakes on Distracted Driving
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and it’s aimed at putting the brakes on a dangerous practice that claims thousands of lives each year.
Cellphones, the radio, even food food are all distractions in our cars that can have deadly consequences. Nationally, distracted driving claimed more than 3,000 lives in 2020, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration believes that number is much higher.
“As part of the the 3,000 that have died in 2020 in distracted related crashes, more than 580 of those were pedestrians, bicyclists and others outside the car,” explained NHTSA’s Rob Ritter. “So this is a problem that affects everyone on the roads.”
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