April is distracted driver’s month in Kansas

Driver using mobile phone while driving. (Photo: iStock - perfectlab)

The Drive To Zero Coalition, along with the Kansas Department of Transportation, urges drivers to always put safety first and ditch distractions, as inattention is the main cause of motor vehicle crashes.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which takes place in April, focuses on raising awareness and educating motorists to increase safety on roadways. During April, Kansas motorists will hear and see more distracted driving safety messages. Increased law enforcement presence will remind drivers any distraction, including texting, is unsafe, unnecessary and illegal.

For more information about distracted driving, go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/book/countermeasures-that-work/distracted-driving.

PHOTO: Driver using mobile phone while driving. (iStock – perfectlab)