Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 1, 2019

By - Apr 1st, 2019 07:29 am

MILWAUKEE, WI – April is designated as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month by the National Safety Council and Wisconsin Safety Council.

Every day, at least nine Americans die, and hundreds are injured in distracted driving crashes. Cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies pose a threat to our safety. The consequences of those distractions are not worth the convenience they offer. Ignore the distractions and keep us all safe on the roads. Just one second of your attention is all it takes to change a life forever.

“Distractions for drivers can result in serious crashes, including fatalities. The safety of the public is our number one concern. Please keep your eyes on the road and arrive to your destination safely,” said Chief Deputy Denita Ball.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month is a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives.

For further information, please contact MCSO Director of Public Affairs and Community Engagement Faithe Colas at 414-639-5506 or

For more information about the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, visit our website at and our Facebook page at Follow us on Twitter@MCSOS

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