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THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

The Prescott Valley Police Department would like to remind residents that it is illegal in Arizona to use a cell phone or an electronic device while driving.  House Bill 2318 was signed into law on April 22, 2019, making it illegal to call or text on a handheld cell phone while driving unless the device is in hands-free made.  According to the Arizona Chapter National Safety Council, there were 57,514 crashes with 810 fatalities and 15,689 injuries that resulted from distracted driving in 2018. This number was for Arizona alone. These statistics only include the incidents that were reported. Distracted driving is a severely under reported issue.

Traffic collisions and fatalities caused by distracted drivers are a major concern throughout the United States.  Texting, making a phone call, checking a map, changing the station on your music player-they all take our eyes and minds off the road, even if only for a few seconds. If that call or text can’t wait, please pull safely off the road to make that connection before heading on to your destination. By making safe driving practices a priority, in accordance with the law, together we can make Prescott Valley safer for everyone. 

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Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.

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