Today marks the first day of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy brings us this story on some of the consequences of distracted driving.
Though talking on a cell phone while driving is legal in Wyoming, that is not the case in states like California - a state that's banned all forms of communication during driving. Even though it's legal here in our state, that doesn't mean it's safe. According to the Center for Disease Control, distracted driving causes hundreds of crashes annually in Wyoming and more than 3,000 deaths across the country.
Joel Feldman of the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, a group that aims to end distracted driving, says bad habits while driving have a relationship with examples learned from friends and family.
Feldman surely knows the consequences of distracted driving. His 21 year-old daughter was struck and killed by a distracted driver in 2009 while she was simply crossing the street. He says he believes education is critical in preventing tragedies like the one so close to his heart.
Texting while driving is illegal in Wyoming, and in states like California, law enforcement is stepping up their efforts to combat distracted driving. Feldman says he believes laws can be helpful, but education is truly the key. Distracted driving can kill.