Distracted Driving Awareness Month is nearly over, but law enforcement and transportation officials are joining forces in the final days of April to grab driver attention. A half million dollars in federal highway safety funds will be split between nearly a hundred police agencies to step up distracted driving enforcement through April 30. Beth Mosher with Triple A, a partner in the safety effort, talks about the core values of the campaign.
Mosher says the campaign is also tackling one of the biggest distracted driving issues, highway hypocrisy.
Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of a football field.