April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Governor Matt Mead is behind a public service push to promote the cold hard facts about what happens when drivers are too busy with everything but the 3,500 hundred pound hunk of metal they're in control of.

The age group with the most distracted drivers is the twenty and under group, as distracted driving has become the number one killer of American teens ahead of alcohol related accidents.

Sheridan Police Lieutenant Chris Dahmke says that distracted driving does indeed play a role in the accidents that take place in Sheridan.

Texting and the use of cell phones has become more and more the norm with drivers these days, especially teen drivers. So is texting becoming a problem in Sheridan?

Statistics show that a texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver and that five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting, which when traveling at 55mph, is enough time to cover the length of a football field.


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