April Was Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April 23, 2022, Fort Washington, Maryland
The 1st Annual Distracted Driving Awareness and Health Event was recently held at the District VII Police Station in Fort Washington. The Coalition for Public Safety Training in Schools, Inc. (CPSTS) and Linnel Driving School were in Lane 1 to support the event and to promote the CPSTS Driver Education Scholarship! Thank you for your participation, Mr. Taylor, Ms. Boston, and Mr. Nelson and family.
This informational event featured several representatives from County and State agencies in addition to local businesses. The County Police showed off its vehicles, Forest Heights Police officers spoke to visitors in the crowd and one Officer allowed visitors to try on Drunken Goggles designed to give the wearer the sensation of drunkenness. Rita’s Italian Ice and T-Mobile/Sprint were also among the many vendors. Dr. Frederick Clark DDS was there with many of his staff to address healthy teeth and his Happy White Teeth Kid’s Club.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) describes distracted driving is any activity that could divert attention from the primary task of driving. Phones, passengers, other drivers, and eating can all be major distractions. Recent research by General Motors (GM) found stress to be a distraction as well. The research showed that stress is as risky as texting. One-third of people surveyed admitted to driving while emotional, 40% stated they were more anxious at the time of the survey than they were before the pandemic and 54% admitted they have cried while driving.
Don’t let distracted driving drive you into an accident!