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NC State Troopers Are Targeting Distracted Drivers
Written by Brandon Dickson   
Saturday, 26 April 2014 11:02

RALEIGH -- Nine people are killed and 1,060 are injured daily in crashes that involve a distracted driver. In response, the North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking to combat distracted driving with their Operation: Drive To Live Campaign that is underway. Donna Joyner- Trauma and Burn Outreach Coordinator at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center- says one age group in specific is guilty of trying to do too much while driving.

According to Joyner, "It especially involves younger people between 18 and 34, but it's just a real danger. People think that they can multi-task. You do so many things at work; you're on the computer, you're on the phone, you're writing...doing e-mails. But when you're in the car, your mind has to be on driving."

Joyner says a way to limit distracted driving is by being a good role model to your children, or just not using your phone at all while driving.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014 11:14
 
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