WKU, Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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March 31, 2016 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, and Hilltopper 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 23. At the spring game and at the WKU Ticket Office, fans can sign the pledge and receive a free ticket to a WKU baseball game.

In 2015, there were more than 58,000 collisions in Kentucky where driver distraction was noted as a factor. These crashes resulted in more than 15,000 injuries and 183 fatalities. These numbers accounted for approximately 43 percent of the total crashes and 24 percent of the total fatal crashes that occurred on Kentucky's roadways last year.