We've recently been writing about the increasing number of traffic fatalities due to distracted driving. In addition to the statistics we blogged about yesterday, a study recently found that distracted driving related accidents jumped from 4,563 in 1999 to 5,870 in 2008.
In honor of April being National Distracted Driver Awareness Month, we thought we'd take a closer look at the numbers behind distracted driving car crashes. Between a number of major research studies and data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is clear that driving while texting or using a cell phone has a definite impact on roadway safety.
As a follow up to our post earlier this week about Texas's crackdown on distracted driving, we'd like to take a moment to look at an accident prevention effort on an even more local level in the city of El Paso.
As the adage goes, April showers bring May flowers. Perhaps this year the adage should be that April's distracted driving awareness campaign brings safer roads in May.