Approximately 1 in 10 respondents of the 2018 Travelers Risk Index reported being frequently distracted by technology while driving. (Photo: Bigstock)

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and across the country, law enforcement is cracking down on distracted driving. In New York State, for example, penalties for cell-phone use while driving are hefty, with fees of $800 and a penalty of 5 points for a first offense.

Despite expensive ticket threats and safe driving awareness campaigns, only 12% of U.S. drivers say they are doing anything to prevent distracted driving habits by using safety features on their phone.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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