WASHINGTON — April is distracted driving month and the Fairfax County Police Department held it’s first-ever distracted driver training session for officers.
The special class will teach FCPD officers aboutlegal challenges, psychology, enforcement and distracted driving trends.
In Fairfax County, distracted driving caused 1,060 crashes in 2011, 1,128 in 2012 and 1,175 in 2013.
The top five locations for crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013 were:
FCPD urges drivers to:
Watch a simulation of distracted driving at 50 mph
WTOP’s Jamie Forzato contributed to this report.
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