Published: Wed, April 05, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Merle Christensen

State Recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month

State Recognizing Distracted Driving Awareness Month

CHP has begun a major crackdown for those texting and driving. "If people are using their phone, they're looking away from what's in front of them, and often times, one or two of their hands is off the wheel".

"Although we are all well-versed in the dangers of distracted driving too many drivers continue to ignore their responsibilities when they use Connecticut's roadways", said Jim Redeker, the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, crashes involving distracted drivers killed 3,477 people and injured about 391,000 people in 2015. Texting and driving in a work zone? Furthermore, 10 percent of all drivers ages 15 to 19 involved in fatal collisions were reported as distracted at the time of the collisions. This includes about 3.5% of the state's fatal crashes and 9% of injury crashes. Kiefer was hit by a girl who was speeding and distracted driving- the girl was said to be snap chatting while driving making her oblivious to Kiefer being stopped because of traffic. "We are hoping to go around to colleges and high schools around the state with a distracted driving stimulator to show the harm of it", said childhood friend of Mitchel Sheldon Wasik. A distraction can be: visual - something that takes your eyes off the road; cognitive - something that takes your mind off of the road; or manual - something that takes your hands off the steering wheel. "And you'll see influx of other state ads, like click it or ticket advising people it's inherently unsafe", said Traffic Sergeant Pat Smyth. "If you text and drive, you will pay", added Geno. Officers will enforce cell phone and texting laws as well as other Vehicle Code violations. "Apps are great, but not while you're driving".

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