AAA Urges Drivers to Prioritize Road Safety During Distracted Driving Awareness Month

By Jayson Henderson

In light of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA stresses the critical need for drivers to maintain focus on the road. Shawn Steward, AAA Kansas’s public and government affairs manager, underscores the potentially fatal consequences of distractions while driving. With statistics revealing that about 9 lives are lost daily due to distracted driving, Steward emphasizes the importance of eliminating distractions such as smartphone use, eating, and interacting with in-vehicle technology. AAA offers practical tips for drivers, including stowing away mobile devices and planning routes before starting the journey. By raising awareness and advocating for safer driving habits, AAA aims to reduce the alarming number of accidents caused by distracted driving and promote road safety for all motorists.

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