Santa Ana Police Department Citizen Alert: Distracted Driving Awareness Month
April is Distracted Driving Awareness month. Our department will be partnering with the CHP and 300 local agencies to educate the public on the dangers of using a cell phone or texting while driving.
Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving. Join the National Safety Council this April in urging those you care about to:
- Stop using cell phones while driving
- Inform people who call you while driving that you’d be happy to continue the conversation once they have reached their destination
- Share what you know about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving
How you can get involved
- Take the pledge to drive cell free
- Download the:
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month was introduced as a resolution by former Rep. Betsy Markey (D-CO) and passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in a 410-2 vote on March 23, 2010. The resolution mentions 9-year-old Erica Forney, who was struck and killed by a distracted driver in Fort Collins, CO, in November 2008. Erica’s mother, Shelley Forney, is a founding board member of FocusDriven – Advocates for Cell-Free Driving.
Contact Name: Cpl. M. Wharton
Contact Email: MWharton@Santa-Ana.Org
Contact Phone: 714-245-8209