Friday, April 12, 2019

Distracted Driving: Setting Devices to Do Not Disturb Mode

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month! Distracted driving is a serious issue in Colorado, and drivers everywhere need to do what they can to eliminate distractions and concentrate on the road. Robye Nothnagel from Colorado Drive Safe is raising awareness and sharing her story of the dangers of distracted driving, and how we can all be safer by eliminating distractions while behind the wheel.

Robye Nothnagel appears on Good Morning Vail for Distracted Driving Awareness month. She shares the story of how she was struck in a crosswalk by a driver who was texting while driving.

Setting your phone to "Do Not Disturb" mode is easy to do, and a good habit to get into before driving. Instructions for most devices can be found online. For more news on distracted driving and raising awareness for this issue, see CDOT's campaign for distraction-free driving.