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CHP Targets People Texting & Driving

Young Woman Sending Messages while Driving

The California Highway Patrol is taking the next 12 months to focus on getting distracted drivers off the road.

 

Through enforcement and education, CHP Officers will use in-person and virtual presentations to convince people to pay attention to driving when they are behind the wheel.

 

Funding for this program is from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 

On average, there are more than 20,000 drivers in California involved in a crash every year where distractions are a factor.

 

Cell phones continue to be the main source of temptation for drivers who talk or text while driving, often with disastrous consequences.

 

Drivers should only use a phone when necessary and in a hands-free mode.

Photo by Alpha Media USA Portland OR


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