April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Carol McCarthy | Apr 2, 2018 AT 9:50 am
UNDATED--April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, prompting a joint campaign by Triple-A and Hertz. They're encouraging motorists to evaluate their driving habits and take a pledge at AAA.com to stay focused on the road, avoid cell phone use and minimize other distractions. Matt Nasworthy of Triple-A says those other distractions can include interacting with passengers, eating or drinking, reaching for things in the back seat and programming your GPS while driving. Federal figures show distracted driving resulted in more than 34-hundred deaths in 2016, with nearly one-in-ten fatal crashes involving distractions.