MI law prohibits a driver from reading, manually typing, or sending a text message while driving. "The solution is very easy, just drop the distraction when you're driving", said Bruning. If your Global Positioning System isn't working properly or the driver gets lost, your fully charged smartphone will help to safely navigate you to your destination.
Drivers should be aware of all state laws related to distracted driving, particularly related to the prohibition of using a hand-held cell phone while traveling through school or highway work zones.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2014, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and an estimated 431,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver, according to the local police department's press release.
"The theme is 'You drive". Violators pay a $136 minimum fine. "U Pay" campaign is being carried out in April because the National Safety Council has designated it as District Driving Awareness Month. "And sadly it's become normal for so many people", said Bagnariol. Put the phone down.
If you're a passenger, hold the driver's phone.
Speak up! If you see someone yo love texting and driving, say something.
Authorities across Washington state will begin cracking down on drivers using their cellphones behind the wheel.
Use cell-blocking technology for cell phones in company-owned vehicles.
There's nothing charming about teenagers using their phones while driving, either.
Greenwich police will be mounting an a campaign starting this week to cut down on distracted driving. 2017 Distracted Driving Crackdown": "Burlington County Sheriff's Department, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Cinnaminson, Delran, Eastampton, Florence, Lumberton, Mansfield, Palmyra, Pemberton Township, Riverside and Westampton. "It could actually save your life and the life of another driver!"
Not a day goes by that we don't see someone behind the wheel of an automobile looking at their smartphone instead of the road.
These extra patrols are part of Target Zero-striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.