April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Some of our readers may believe that this month of observance is unnecessary. After all, numerous educational campaigns, technological innovations and local laws are already helping to curb the prevalence of distracted driving behavior. However, it is important to understand that distracted driving continues to kill a staggering number of Americans on an annual basis. Until this problem is significantly curbed, it will remain relevant to educate the public on the hazards of distracted driving.
In 2013 alone, more than 3,000 Americans perished in distracted driving crashes. During that year, an additional 424,000 Americans were injured in distracted driving accidents. Despite these devastating statistics, Americans continue to embrace technology that inspires distracted driving behavior.