FROM THE ANAHEIM POLICE DEPARTMENT: APRIL IS DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH
ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 31, 2015) To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.
“Driving takes one’s full attention, and any distraction can have deadly, dangerous consequences,” said Sergeant Garet Bonham of the Anaheim Police Department. “Imagine driving for four or five seconds while blindfolded. That can be the effect of looking down to send a text message. In the average time it takes to check a text message – less than 5 seconds – a car traveling 60 mph will travel about 450 feet, which is more than the length of a football field.” Continue reading