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MSP Alpena Post Encourage Safe Driving Skills for ‘Distracted Awareness Month’

April is distracted driving awareness month. MSP is reminding residents to make sure to pay attention when driving.

When it comes to accidents many are caused by distracted drivers, that’s why Michigan State Police Alpena Post is reminding everyone to keep their eyes on the road.

 Trooper Simpson said that most accidents range from drivers talking on the phone to having pets in their laps while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there were 3,477 people killed in motor vehicle crashes related to distracted drivers.

During the day there are 660,000 people using cell phones while driving and that’s why troopers like Simpson on patrol around the area to make sure people are driving safe. When it comes to most of the crashes teens are the largest group reported as a distracted driver, which leads to most fatal accidents.