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Monday, April 11, 2011

April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Hey, pay attention! April is distracted driving awareness month.

According to the Idaho State Police, teenagers make up the greatest number of distracted drivers and 20% of injury crashes in 2009 involved reports of distracted driving.

According to the University of Utah, using a cell phone while driving, whether it's hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver's reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08.

Okay, those are just a couple factoids I thought I'd throw out there.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a FREE app that prevents texting and Driving. It is called Stoptxting.com. Give it a looksee at www.Stoptxting.com

KMPO Staff said...

Hey thanks for the tip @Anonymous. I'll post this one out front.

Anonymous said...

Powerful video on the consequences of distracted driving...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV3Ib3S2DJQ

KMPO Staff said...

Yeah Anonymous, that is a good video... I'll post it out front. Distracted driving is a real pet peeve of mine...

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