AAA Carolinas urging drivers to avoid distractions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — April is the month when drivers are being urged to pay attention to their driving and avoid distractions while behind the wheel.

Dave Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas, says that while progress is being made, districted driving still plays a big role in traffic accidents and deaths. That’s why the Charlotte-based motor club is urging drivers to avoid other activities during Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Distractions include such things as using a cell phone, eating and doing personal grooming and using GPS devices while driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, during 2014, distracted driving was responsible for crashes that caused almost 3,200 deaths and about 430,000 injuries nationwide.

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