April is distracted driving awareness month. Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is joining to combat distracted driving to help bring attention to the issue.
The senator was part of a National Highway Transit Safety Administration conference Monday highlighting federal and state enforcement and awareness efforts.
Klobuchar specifically discussed the importance of her SAFE TO DRIVE Act, which was signed into law last November as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation, introduced alongside Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), helps ensure more states are able to access critical funding to enforce distracted driving laws and educate drivers to help keep our roads safe. She also spoke about her legislation in the FAST Act, signed into law in 2015, that provided states with critical funding for highway safety to enforce distracted driving laws and educate drivers.
"It's a testament to all of you that were having this discussion that we're moving forward, that we have leaders in Washington that are taking this seriously. We need to keep working together until Americans keep their eyes off the phones and on the road, no text message is worth dying for."