Illinois State Troopers cracking down on distracted drivers - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

Illinois State Troopers cracking down on distracted drivers

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ANNA - April is distracted driving awareness month. Additional law enforcement officers are out, hoping to catch distracted drivers to prevent accidents and stop the behavior.

According to National Highway Safety Traffic, in 2016 more than 3,000 people died due to distracted driving and 391,000 were injured. In Illinois, state trooper, Greg Miller, says distracted driving contributes to 58% of all teen crashes, and 10% of deadly crashes in Illinois.

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