If you've noticed increased police presence on the road, that's because April is Distracted Driving Awareness month and it's a period where police statewide are cracking down on distracted drivers.
Nearly 50 percent of drivers admit to talking on the phone while driving, according to a report by the AAA, and 35 percent of drivers admit to sending text messages and checking emails.
But the good news is there has been a drop in the number of distracted driving over the past 10 years, according to the California Department of Transportation.
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There were almost 22,000 incidents of distracted driving related accidents in 2017, and there were around 33,000 in 2007, the CHP said.
Drivers say distracted driving is a growing problem and more dangerous than aggressive driving and drunk driving, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
In California, distracted driving among teenager is still a huge problem. Distracted driving was a factor in nearly 60 percent of crashes that involved teen drivers -- 44 percent higher than the national average.
Officials recommend having a designated texter, someone who can answer calls or texts for the driver.