Drivers, Stay Focused; Danville Police is on the Lookout

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Danville Police Officers will be on the look out.

Danville Police will be focused on the distracted in the month of April. (But, of course, they'll also be focused on .)

April is National distracted Driving Awareness month and the Danville PD is participating.

Police Chief Steve Simpkins said Danville PD is taking part in this effort and officers are increasing their enforcement efforts.

“Our officers on the street are keeping an eye out for distracted driving,” he said. “We’re issuing citations and we’re taking a proactive stance in dealing with distracted drivers.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified texting and cellular telephone use as the fastest growing and most visible distraction as an associated factor in collisions.

The Office of Traffic Safety, California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are working together to focus on this growing trend.

Recently, OTS released collisions rankings for California. The rankings reported that traffic collisions were the lowest they have been in 68 years.

Danville was ranked fairly well in several of the targeted categories. You can read about those rankings .

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