(Victorville)– April 2012 is the National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. California’s campaign uses the slogan, “It’s Not Worth It,” to convey that no text, phone call, or other distraction is worth a collision, injury, or death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated cell phone use contributed to 1.3 million traffic accidents for 2011.
On April 18, 2012, the California Highway Patrol, Victorville Office joined the police departments of Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Victorville in an effort to lower deaths and injuries caused by inattentive drivers with a day of zero tolerance enforcement on distracted drivers.
The purpose of the enforcement was to reduce the number of people that have been killed or injured in California as a result of traffic collisions involving distracted drivers.
The “zero tolerance” enforcement period concluded with the following results:
Apple Valley Police Department– 47 citations
Hesperia Police Department——–22 citations
Victorville Police Department——30 citations
CHP Victorville———————-37 citations