April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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FOX19 - How many times have you done this – looked down at your phone while driving to answer a call, read a text, changed your music, and almost run into the person in front of you.

Well, this April why not put down the phone while you're behind the wheel.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that more than 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2014.

New technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk.

The National Safety Council observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to this epidemic.

Click here for some resources about the dangers of cell phone use while driving.

To take the Focused Driver Challenge, click here.

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