distracted driving

Leon County Sheriff’s Office has won a statewide award for having one of the best traffic safety programs in Florida.

It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and AAA is reminding drivers about Florida’s Move Over Law as part of the month.

U.S. drivers are much more likely than Europeans to drive while distracted, federal health officials report Thursday.

Nearly 69 percent of Americans who drive say that they talked on their cell phones while driving at least once in the previous month, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

That's a lot higher than what was reported by Europeans in another survey. Only 21 percent of British drivers reported chatting on their cell phones while behind the wheel, for example. In Germany and France it was about 40 percent.