Raising Distracted Driving Awareness

Published 04/28 2014 06:17PM

Updated 04/28 2014 06:26PM

After a North Carolina woman's death draws national attention to yet another deadly case of distracted driving

And locally, officials are raising awareness about just how important it is avoid picking up the phone and instead keeping your eyes on the road.

Taking a selfie may seem pretty harmless, but taking a selfie behind the wheel can be just another deadly form of distracted driving.

That's the case in North Carolina as a thirty-two year old woman died in a fatal car crash recently, after taking a selfie and posting it on social media.

This kind of behavior is not recommended by local law enforcement.

Millcreek Police Seargant Scott Sebulak says its easy to get tempted by your cell phone and other social devices, " It is a very social media driven oriented world, however the minute you start taking your eyes off the roadway the way cars travel your'e going to lose track of what's going on in front of you. "

With officials saying distracted driving is leading to more accidents than ever before the question is: What can be done to stop these distracted behaviors?

Perhaps, education is the key.

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