Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VADMV) has designated April as Distracted Driving Month. The statistics are clear, nearly 3,000 people were killed in 2018 due to vehicle accidents which can be linked to distracted driving per National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data.
Distracted Driving is the act of driving while engaging in other activities which distract the driver's attention away from the road. Distractions are shown to compromise the safety of the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and people in other vehicles.
The biggest contributor is operating a cell phone while driving, but let's not forget things like; tuning the radio, adjusting the AC/Heat, looking for something in the car while moving.
Let's please keep our focus on the highway when driving and arrive home safe to our families.
This message is brought to you by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the VADMV & NHTSA