Stay safe during 'Distracted Driving Awareness Month'

Published: Apr. 4, 2016 at 1:59 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:20 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Don't drive distracted. This is not a new message, but it is an important one.

April is "Distracted Driving Awareness Month." AAA officials want to remind drivers to keep their attention on the road. They said distraction can come in three different forms.

First, when eyes wander to look at a billboard, check a reflection in a rear-view mirror, or the most common culprit, to text message.

Texting also takes hands off the wheel, as does eating or even reaching for something that falls near a driver's feet.

Finally, problems pop up when a driver's mind is somewhere else. Officials said when someone is chatting on a cell phone or turning to talk with other people in the car, he puts everyone in danger.

As commuters hit the streets in Tucson, they must remember to stay alert and therefore stay safe.

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