BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - April is distracted driving month in California and the Highway Patrol is cracking down.
The focus is on cell phones, but CHP is looking for any distractions behind the wheel.
It could be anything; eating a cheeseburger, putting on makeup, looking up directions. They say anything that’s a distraction is a violation.
Officers say it’s a common misconception that if you are using your phone’s GPS that it's okay.
CHP says it’s a violation and it’s actually a more serious ticket than talking on your cell phone.
If you think distracted driving is not a big deal, just take a look at these numbers: CHP says last year alone, just in the Central Valley, they had 400 injury crashes and 11 deaths from distracted driving.
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