The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is reminding everyone that April is “National Distracted Driving Awareness Month”. There will be national campaigns throughout the USA in April with various law enforcement agencies participating in extra and overtime patrols.
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month Distracted Driving is more than just using texting while driving. Eating, changing radio stations, talking on the phone, talking to passengers, and applying make-up are all examples of Distracted Driving. Every second spent doing something other than focusing on the safe operation of your vehicle puts people at risk – you, your passengers, and others on the road. Motor vehicle accident deaths involving Distracted Driving kill over 3,000 U.S. drivers per year.
Throughout the month of April, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office in association with the Oregon Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will be conducting increased patrols for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Deputies will be focusing on Distracted Driving by using violations such as Cell Phone Use, Seatbelt Use, Speed Enforcement, and others that contribute to the unsafe operation of a vehicle. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration