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Danville Police Cracking Down on 'Distracted Driving'

Police are asking drivers to put away those cell phones while driving.

During the entire month of April, Danville Police will be participating in the Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign. Danville Police participate every year, Chief Steve Simpkins said.

Simpkins wrote, via email:

"Distracted driving continues to be prevalent out there and a significant contributor to accidents. We enforce distracted driving throughout the year and will continue to do so."

The National Safety Council wants drivers to take their pledge to help stop texting and driving. Take the pledge by clicking here.

In nearby Alameda County, Pleasanton Police, Dublin Police Services and Livermore Police are also participating in the campaign against distracted driving.

Read more about texting and driving:

  • OMG! Teen Girls More Likely Than Boys to Text While Driving
  • Why Are We So Hung Up on Hanging Up Behind the Wheel?

Will the possibility of a citation help to encourage you to put away your phone while driving? Tell us in the comments section below.

MissA April 10, 2013 at 04:00 AM
They should just plant themselves in and around Blackhawk Safeway and the BH Plaza.....and be sure to check all the SUVs...especially just before and just after school time ... I see at least 2-3 of these idiots a day on their phones....and texting at the red lights....holding up traffic, endangering lives...
Wendy F April 10, 2013 at 08:26 PM
MissA hit it right on the nose. All those Moms in SUV's who think their lives are so much more important then everyone else that they can use their cell phones while driving. It's not just Blackhawk area. Downtown around Trader Joes and Lunardis, along El Capitan and Camino Ramon I always see someone talking while holding a phone in one hand and driving with the other. Whenever I need to use my cell phone in the car I pull over and park. Also when I'm at a store I wait till I get to my car to have a conversation--sorry to whoever is waiting for my parking spot but distraction free driving and not imposing my phone conversation on everyone around me is more important.

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