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

April 4, 2017

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 presenting sponsor for WKU's Spring Football Game on April 22. 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.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,477 people were killed and an estimated 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. That is a 9 percent increase in fatalities as compared to the previous year.