SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The California Highway Patrol along with the NHTSA are hoping to educate drivers on the dangers of texting or talking on the phone behind the wheel.
Along with the CHP, law enforcement agencies across the state are cracking down on distracted motorists.READ MORE: Growth of Willow Fire Near Big Sur Slows Overnight, Still Zero Percent Contained
“We are taking part of a national campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to bring attention to the issue of distracted driving; specifically cell phone use and texting and driving,” said CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow.
According to Farrow, more motorists are using their cellphone or texting while driving. He said either people are not aware of the laws or don’t understand the risks.READ MORE: UPDATE: 1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Saturday Evening Shooting at Oakland's Lake Merritt