April is the month dedicated to taking steps to educate and eliminate distracted driving.
Over 40,000 people died on the road in 2017, showing an increase in traffic fatalities that could have been prevented.
In a dramatic effort to decrease the number of deaths on the road, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation are working to target distracted drivers. This will be the first time in the history of the state that police are actively looking for distracted drivers.
As reported by WKBN, "Four point six seconds. That is how long it takes to send and receive a text message. At 55 miles per hour, you just traveled the length of a football field,” said Lt. Jerad Sutton.