Announcement from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department:
On May 4th, the Coachella Police Department participated in the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) event at Coachella Valley High School. The Coachella Police played basketball against the varsity basketball team in efforts to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving. At half time, Lieutenant Matthew Martello spoke to the students about the dangers of distracted driving and provided simple measures to minimize distractions while driving.
- Turn your phone off or put it out of reach before starting the car.
- Alert callers that you are unable to take calls when driving by changing your voicemail message.
- Make it a point not to call or text anyone who may be driving, such as during the commute to and from work or school, especially parents calling teen drivers.
- If you do need to make an important call or respond to a text message, pull over to a safe place to do so.
- If going cold turkey is too much of a stretch and you just can’t turn your phone off, consider using one of the available mobile phone apps that holds calls and incoming texts.
For more information regarding this event, contact Lieutenant Matthew Martello at (760) 863-8990.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
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