April Marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says in 2010, nearly 4,000 crashes listed the driver condition as “distracted.”

Nearly 900 of those crashes, cell phone use was blamed.

According to a recent phone survey, about 60% of drivers admitted to talking on the phone while driving, nearly half of those on a daily basis.

Michigan lawmakers are currently considering “Kelsey's Law”, named for Sault Ste. Marie teen Kelsey Raffaele who died in a crash while talking on her cell phone.

It would ban young drivers from using cell phones except in cases of emergency.