Published: Wed, April 04, 2018
Markets | By Erika Turner

Joliet police to crack down on distracted driving this month

Joliet police to crack down on distracted driving this month

Allegheny County has some of the most distracted drivers in the entire state, according to new statistics.

Approximately one in 10 respondents reported being frequently distracted by technology while driving.

Distracted driving accounted for almost 13 thousand crashes in MI in 2016.

"Distracted driving is involved in an average of 40 crashes every day in Colorado, and in 2016, those crashes resulted in 67 deaths", said Sam Cole, traffic safety communications manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Put the cell phone in the trunk or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your final destination if you're struggling to not text and drive.

AAA said the best thing you can do is share reasons and ways not to drive distracted with your friends and family.

"A lot of the companies I work with have an annual review process making sure drivers are reading policy and procedures", he said.

"Our goal is to educate (drivers) and increase awareness in a stop", Cruz said.

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"We've had a number of stunting charges laid in relation to Grand Lake Road, Kings Road and in Reserve Mines", Farrell said.

"Awareness of the issue really is one small way that we're trying to combat distracted driving".

Erin R. Murphy, program manager of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention for Lorain County Public Health, coordinates the Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition. "Distracted driving has been around since people first started moving around in vehicles - looking at a billboard, looking at an animal on the side of the roadway have all been part of distracted driving since we started moving around on four wheels".

In Pennsylvania, drivers are prohibited from texting while driving, which includes sending, reading or writing a text-based message or e-mail, and from wearing or using headphones or earphones while the vehicle is in motion.

These materials are distributed via its partner agencies and law enforcement in schools and at community events.

The RAC revealed in its latest young driver survey that 39 per cent of the 500 respondents admitted having had a "near miss" in the past year because they were distracted behind the wheel.

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