April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

BRISTOL, Va. - Some of us may be guilty of adjusting the radio, talking on a cell phone while driving, or other activities that could be dangerous on the road.

The Bristol, Virginia Police Department is warning people to be extra careful as a part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Captain Maynard Ratcliff with the Bristol, Virginia Police Department tells us officers see a little bit of everything on the road, like people reading newspapers, putting on make-up, and text messaging.

Ratcliff is urging people to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road to prevent accidents. "There is no place for anything else to take their attention. It only takes a second or a split second for something to happen ahead of you and [require] you to take action," he said. 

According to AT&T, 49 percent of commuters admit to texting while driving.

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