CHP to Help Drivers Break Distracted Driving Habit
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) recently issued a press release about their efforts to help motorists combat dangerous distracted driving habits. Through their educational campaign and enhanced enforcement efforts, officials with the CHP hope to significantly reduce the number of distracted driving related crashes that happen in the State of California each year. As of October 1, 2019, the CHP, in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), will be conducting their yearlong Adult Distracted Drivers campaign.
CHP’s Adult Distracted Drivers Campaign
The Adult Distracted Drivers campaign is specifically targeted at adult drivers and will include at least 100 distracted driving enforcement operations throughout the state. Additionally, there will be at least 600 traffic safety presentations to help change driving habits in adult drivers. This campaign is separate and in addition to the distracted driving campaign that is geared towards teens and young adult drivers.
Distracted Driving by The Numbers
- In 2017, distracted driving killed 3,166 people.
- Nine percent of fatal crashes in 2017 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.
- In 2017, six percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash.
- There were 599 non-occupants (pedestrians, cyclists, and others) killed in distraction-affected crashes in 2017.
Distracted Driving Accidents in San Diego
Unfortunately, the distracted driving epidemic has hit San Diego, the Central Coast and all over the State of California, just as it has the entire nation. Anytime a driver is texting, using their phone or putting their attention on anything other than the task of driving, they’re endangering their own life and the lives of others. After any kind of car accident involving a distracted driver or a suspected distracted driver, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident involving a distracted driver in San Diego, along the Central Coast or in any of the nearby communities, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.