Distracted driving has killed more than 200 Idahoans over the past five years.
There are about 5,000 crashes every year in the sate due to drivers not paying attention. That is why Governor Brad Little has declared April Engaged Driving Awareness month. Companies like Idaho Power and Franklin Building Supply have joined the statewide campaign encouraging their employees to keep eyes on the road.
"It doesn't have to be government to enforce or to coerce people to make these decisions. It's better of we, the companies, the leadership, and families and individuals make that choice to be engaged, to give full attention when they're driving," said Scott Stokes, the Chief Deputy Director for Idaho Transportation Department.
ITD is spearheading the engaged driving awareness campaign. They hope other companies with workers who spend a lot of time behind the wheel will join the effort as well.