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Distracted Driving Awareness Month focuses on deadly problem


April 11, 2018

If you’re driving while entering information into a cell, you’ve increased your chances of crashing by 23 times.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month began last week with the deployment of extra patrols across Washington State April 2 through 14. Those extra patrols, which are part of Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s (WTSC) “On the Road, Off the Phone” Target Zero campaign, aims to specifically look for and ticket those who are distracted by cell phones while driving and shine a spotlight on the deadly and costly trend of distracted driving.

Studies and data have pointed to startling increases in auto accidents along with a corresponding impact on insurance costs over the la...

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