September is Safe Driving Awareness Month in Ohio, and state troopers are really focused on limiting distracted driving, which doesn’t just include your cell phone.
More school buses are on the road during rush-hour, and many forget to slow down and pay attention.
Since receiving federal funding early this year, the state highway patrol is cracking down on distractions.
Lt. James Faunda of the OSHP said in 2017, OSHP handled more than 14,000 crashes that were related to impaired driving. Almost 400 people died in those crashes.
He said the best advice while driving is to obey the speed limit, always wear your seatbelt, never drive impaired, and put your cell phone on “do not disturb” mode.