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SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) Secretary Alvin Dominguez encourages motorists to “put it down” during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month throughout April.
“As the weather starts to warm up and the days get longer, we are more apt to hit the road with our friends and families,” Dominguez said.
“Distracted driving is a serious, life-threatening practice - whether it be texting, talking, on the phone, eating, reading a map, changing the radio station, or talking to the other passengers in your vehicle - it all takes the attention away from the task at hand: driving safely.”
In the state of New Mexico, cell phone use is prohibited in all state vehicles. Gallup, Taos, Española, Las Cruces, Santa Fe and Albuquerque have all passed local cell phone ordinances banning hand-held devices while driving a motor vehicle.