The California Highway Patrol is taking the next 12 months to focus on getting distracted drivers off the road.
Through enforcement and education, CHP Officers will use in-person and virtual presentations to convince people to pay attention to driving when they are behind the wheel.
Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
On average, there are more than 20,000 drivers in California involved in a crash every year where distractions are a factor.
Cell phones continue to be the main source of temptation for drivers who talk or text while driving, often with disastrous consequences.
Drivers should only use a phone when necessary and in a hands-free mode.
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