Increased efforts in April to curb distracted driving

By ISAAC CONSTANS
Capital News Service
LANSING — Michigan drivers have more incentive to keep their eyes on the road now than ever, as more eyes will be watching them throughout the month. More than 170 law enforcement agencies will be out in force in April to cut down on the frequency of distracted driving incidents, theĀ  Office of Highway Safety Planning said. Meanwhile, a new bill proposes harsher penalties for distracted driving and changes to what qualifies as distracted driving. It’s pending in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The drive is part of a national campaign, National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, to reduce easily preventable deaths.