BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
A total of 710 citations were given locally during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The Bakersfield Area California Highway Patrol conducted a month long enforcement and education campaign focusing on distracted driving.
The month of April was designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Within the month of April, local CHP officers issued 673 citations for using a hand-held cell phone. Another 37 citations were handed out for texting while driving.
The CHP will continue to combat distracted driving to make our roadways a safer place to drive.
In addition to the enforcement efforts, the local CHP area conducted 20 educational programs at various schools and business with our Adult Distracted Driving and Impact Teen Driver programs. We encourage everyone to minimize distractions and focus on the road ahead, “It’s Not Worth It.”