April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month

OK, do not get caught texting (or talking on your cell phone) while driving (or even at a light) this month.

You could get fined up $250.

Here is a quote from the Modesto Bee:

The California Highway Patrol, along with more than 200 California law enforcement agencies, today launched a crackdown on distracted drivers.

Inattention behind the wheel was blamed for 116 traffic deaths in California in 2009, and more than 17,000 people were injured under similar circumstances, according to a CHP news release.

Motorists who attempt to multi-task while driving put not only themselves at risk, but also their passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians and others traveling the roadways, officials noted.

Read more: http://www.modbee.com/2011/04/04/1629618/chp-launches-crackdown-on-distracted.html#ixzz1IgBtjt3U

Drive Safe!  Never forget.

 

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