CHP Teams up with Impact Teen Drivers
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently announced their partnership with Impact Teen Drivers in efforts to promote awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in America. Car crash fatalities where distracted driving is involved are 100 percent preventable, so the CHP and Impact Teen Drivers are hoping to radically change the current teen culture and make distracted driving an absolutely intolerable behavior. Commissioner Joe Farrow, with the California Highway Patrol, agrees with Impact Teen Drivers that enforcement alone is not the answer.
Impact Teen Drivers
Impact Teen Drivers is one of the leading non-profit organizations in the nation dedicated to educating teens and their parents about preventable crash deaths. The offer plenty of free online material and also offer direct education and training opportunities through their grassroots style program. It’s not enough to just enforce distracted driving laws. Impact Teen Drivers hopes to empower people to make meaningful behavior changes in their lives and promote safe driving practices within their communities. They offer a variety of resources for educators, first responders, parents, teens and community members.
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wasn’t the only organization to campaign for safer roads during National Distracted Driving Awareness month. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department even stepped up efforts to catch distracted drivers and raise awareness for the cause. The UCLA football team created Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) to mentor local high school, middle school and elementary school students on the importance of making good decisions while driving. The publicity, campaigns and increased law enforcement has likely helped to reduce distracted driving in California and across the nation.
Distracted Driving Crashes in California
It doesn’t matter how old a driver is. If a person is texting-while-driving or checking Facebook behind the wheel, everybody on the road is put at risk. When drivers aren’t paying attention to the task of driving, people can get injured and killed. If you’ve been injured in a crash involving a distracted driver, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Since distracted driving isn’t always immediately apparent, your lawyer can follow up with investigative developments and look out for your legal rights. Contact the skilled team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. for a free consultation today.