CHP to Focus on Eliminating Distracted Driving
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) just issued a press release about their upcoming focus on eliminating distracted driving throughout the state. They’re implementing a yearlong grant-funded program to increase education and enforcement on distracted driving issues. The Adult Distracted Drivers campaign will be running until September 30, 2021.
In addition to in-person educational presentations, the CHP will also be hosting web-based learning opportunities on various platforms over the next 12 months. Additionally, they will be stepping up enforcement efforts to catch and deter distracted drivers in areas throughout California.
Distracted Driving: An Epidemic in California and Across The Nation
Distracted driving has become a dangerous epidemic on roadways in California and across the nation. Thankfully, distracted driving is 100-percent preventable. Making a commitment to distraction-free driving is the first step to improving safety for other motor vehicle drivers and roadway users.
According to the CHP, on average, there are more than 20,000 drivers in California who are involved in crashes where driver inattention is a factor each year. Since distracted driving is thought to be widely under reported, this figure could be much higher in reality.
Making a Commitment to Distraction-Free Driving
Cell phones are one of the most well known forms of distraction behind the wheel, but any task that takes your visual, manual or cognitive attention away from the task of driving is considered a distraction. Drivers are also urged to focus on driving as their only task when they’re driving. Multitasking is a myth, and it certainly doesn’t belong behind the wheel.
Distracted Driving Accidents in Southern California
After any kind of crash involving a suspected distracted driver, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injuries. It’s not uncommon for cases involving distracted drivers to involve additional investigative efforts, so a lawyer can stay on top of any investigative developments and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident caused by a distracted driver in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.