ROCHESTER, Minn. - Law enforcement is cracking down on distracted driving during the month of April as part of distracted driving awareness month.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured each day in the U.S. because of distracted driving.
KIMT spoke to deputies who tell him they are committed to lowering the number of distracted driving crashes.
Police are cracking down on distracted driving in a new way, by reaching out to teens to help enforce the law through a campaign. Some of the teens were recognized by the city for advocating to their peers about the dangers of distracted driving. Lap Nguyen is a high school student who said all teens should care about distracted driving campaign.
“As teenagers, it is a real prevalent issue for all of us, so this is why we're happy to be a part of this,” he said.
The campaign will run from April 9-22.