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Sam Cole C-Dot - May 3, 2022 - KRDO Midday Edition

May 3, 2022

 Among all types of distracted driving, it’s the use of a phone that leads to most serious injuries in crashes, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Transportation.  Of the 302 serious injuries in distracted driving crashes in 2020, 205 injuries involved drivers who were using their phone just prior to the crash.  The remaining approximately one-third of injuries involved drivers who were distracted by a passenger just prior to the crash. 

To keep the issue of distracted driving top of mind for drivers, CDOT is launching an effort to bring together students, schools, business partners and drivers to take a stand against distracted driving by signing the Defeat Distracted Driving Pledge.