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KYTC Minute - April 5, 2012

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Published on Apr 5, 2012

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in reminding drivers that distracted driving can be a killer.

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver's attention from the road ahead. These include: eating, grooming, texting, or using a cell or smartphone.

Studies suggest that the reaction time for someone using a cell phone while driving is delayed just as badly as that of a driver legally impaired by alcohol. That goes for even a hands-free device.

Drivers are also 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash if they text while driving. And in Kentucky, texting while driving is illegal. Remember, one text or call can wreck it all.

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