According to NHTSA, there were 3,166 people killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2017 alone, and young drivers 16 to 24-years-old have been observed using handheld electronic devices while driving at higher rates than older drivers since 2007.
We all have cell phones, and we're all on them all the time. But when you drive, you have one responsibility: Drive safely and responsibly. Do the right thing—put your phone away when you get behind the wheel. If your attention is anywhere other than on the road, you're driving distracted, and you're driving dangerous.
This month, in an effort to combat this danger on the roadway, Bethel Police will be working diligently to specifically identify distracted drivers; especially those near areas where bus stops are located. Save yourself the costly infraction and keep the screen time for later.
You just may just save someone's life.