WKU Athletics Partners with Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

March 31, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — During the month of April, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety will be promoting Distracted Driving Awareness Month at all WKU home events. Fans will have the opportunity to sign a pledge against distracted driving at various events and win prizes and tickets to WKU events.

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is the title sponsor for WKU's Spring Football Game on April 19. At the spring game, fans can sign the pledge and receive a free ticket to a WKU home football game during the 2014 season. Fans can also sign the pledge at WKU home baseball and softball games during the month of April and receive a free ticket to a Saturday home game and be entered to win autographed prizes.

In 2013, there were more than 52,500 collisions in Kentucky where driver distraction was noted as a factor. These crashes resulted in more than 9,000 injuries and 163 fatalities. These numbers accounted for 43 percent of the total crashes and 25 percent of the total fatal crashes that occurred on Kentucky's roadways last year.

For more information, please contact Erin Eggen at erin.eggen@ky.gov or (502) 782-4822.