April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and UC Davis Health is hosting a Road Safety event on Friday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held in the Education Building lobby, 4610 X Street, Sacramento.
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic in the United States. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed in distracted driving crashes and 431,000 more were injured. Distracted driving, involving texting or cell phone use behind the wheel, affects teenage drivers and adults alike.
The event will have informational booths from Impact Teen Drivers, Safety Center and the California Highway Patrol. A driving simulator will also allow visitors to experience how their driving is impaired when they are distracted.