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Don’t Let a Distracted Mind Steer You into Danger April is National Distracted Driving Month
Jefferson County, Colorado-- April is National Distracted Driving Month and Jefferson County Public Health joins health and transportation organizations across the country in reminding everyone of the dangers of distracted driving. Despite warnings, many drivers continue to use cell phones and other electronic devices while driving, putting themselves and others at risk of crashes, injuries and death. Distracted driving is not just a problem among new teenage drivers, adults are also engaging in this dangerous behavior. According to Safety In Numbers, a newsletter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at any given daylight moment across the United States, about 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices behind the wheel. That’s a lot of people texting or talking while driving. The result is 3,300 people were killed in distraction-related crashes in 2011 and another 387,000 were injured. Distracted driving is a deadly epidemic on our roadways. Consider these facts provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
April 14, 2013
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