April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month! The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Apple Valley Station is encouraging drivers to give the phone a break and focus on the road.

Throughout the month of April, the Apple Valley Station will have additional officers on patrol specifically looking for drivers who violate the state’s hands-free cell phone law. According to the 2020 California Statewide Public Opinion Survey, more than 75% of surveyed drivers listed “Distracted Driving because of TEXTING” as their biggest safety concern.

  • Under current law, drivers are not allowed to hold a phone or other electronic device while behind the wheel. Drivers under 18 are not allowed to use a phone for any reason, including hands-free.
  • If you need to make a call or send a text, pull over and park at a safe location. Drivers should silence their phones or put the phone out of reach, such as the glove box or trunk.

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