April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has designated April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Police agencies throughout the U.S. will be extra vigilant by enforcing laws that prohibit texting and use of cell phones while driving under the banner of the "U Drive, U Text, U Pay" campaign.

Please find below an informational article on the topic that can be used to disseminate information to local media, interested community groups and schools.

2016 marked the first time since 2007 that Michigan broke the 1000 mark for traffic fatalities.  We need to do all we can to reverse the trend.  Your continued efforts and focus when driving and traveling on our roadways are tremendously appreciated.

NHTSA has a wealth of information about distraction and teen driving at www.nhtsa.gov

Excellent videos on Distracted Driving, including one called "Generation tXt" are available for free download from The National Road Safety Foundation at www.teenlane.org

Distracted Driving in Michigan is a Serious Problem