Trooper: Keep Your Head On The Road

Northwest Iowa — April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Trooper Kevin Krull with the Iowa State Patrol says they’re reminding people that driving is a full-time job, and all your attention has to remain on the road.

He says many times we think of kids or young adults when we think of distracted driving. But he says people of all ages need to keep their eyes and attention on the road.

Trooper Krull reminds us that in some nearby states, they do have laws that say a driver may not touch a cell phone at all while driving. And not only that — but they appear to be working.

Krull says taking your eyes off the road is much more dangerous than people think.

Krull tells us it doesn’t have to be a phone. There are all kinds of potential distractions.

Krull says traffic deaths are up 12 percent this year. He says as of the first of the month, 3522 people in the United States had lost their lives already this year due to traffic crashes.



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