April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

pay-200April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month nationwide. Police all over the country are cracking down on distracted drivers.

This month’s campaign slogan, U Drive, U Text, U Pay.

From April 10th until the 15th officers were on the lookout for distracted drivers. Fines could be up to $150 and 3 points on a drivers license.

Distracted driving includes texting, using a cellphone or smart phone, eating and drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading maps, using a navigation system, watching a video, adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3 player.

In N.Y. there are laws against texting and driving, talking on a cellphone, or using a handheld device.

Texting is the most alarming distraction.  71% of young people have said they have sent a text while driving.

If you would like to take the pledge against distracted driving you can visit http://1.usa.gov/1CP0B7C.