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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted at 12:14 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 15:14:36-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Today Auto Club (AAA) and local law enforcement teamed up for a press release addressing distracted driving.

CHP, BPD, and KCSO was present for the 'don't drive intoxicated, don't drive intexticated' event that focused on texting while driving.

"When your kid gets home, check their phone to see if they've been texting on their drive here," Sheriff Donny Youngblood.

Deedee Gonzalez is a survivor of a distracted driving crash.

"A car looked down at their phone for a moment and hit me," said Gonzalez. "And it changed my life forever."