News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
April is "National Distracted Driving Month." Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be on the lookout, enforcing distracted-driving laws and educating distracted drivers.
Clackamas County is also participating in the campaign -- visit DriveToZero.org for details.
What is "distracted driving"? It's a lot more than your iPhone. There are several types:
- VISUAL: looking at something other than the road;
- AUDITORY: hearing something not related to driving;
- MANUAL: manipulating something other than the steering wheel; and
- COGNITIVE: thinking about something other than driving.
In other words, a "distraction" is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the task of driving to focus on something else.
Learn more about the national campaign at the social-media hashtag #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth
The Sheriff's Office has produced video PSAs about distracted driving in the past, available online here:
Billboards and newspaper advertising for the "Drive to Zero" distracted-driving campaign are also lined above.
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office