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TOMORROW: AAA Texas, San Antonio Police and Johnson High School’s Smart Driving Club to Hold Press Conference Ahead of Distracted Driving Awareness Month

***Media Advisory***

San Antonio, TX Transportation and Traffic Safety
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When: Press Conference between 9:30 – 10 a.m. on Friday, March 31

(Early Morning Live Shots Available Upon Request)


Alamo Stadium, Parking lot “A”

110 Tuleta Dr., San Antonio, TX 78212


AAA Texas Spokesperson Joshua Zuber

Crash Survivor Officer Jonathan Esquivel

Johnson High School Smart Driving Club Melinda Cox


April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and AAA Texas, San Antonio Police and Johnson High School’s Smart Driving Club will encourage drivers to remain attentive behind the wheel, especially during the popular spring and summer driving seasons. According to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving killed 3,142 people in 2020. That’s an average of nine lives lost each day, although experts believe the numbers are much higher. There is smartphone technology meant to prevent distracted driving, but most drivers don’t use it. A new AAA survey found 81% of drivers in the U.S. are aware of Driving Focus features on their phones which restrict calls and texts while driving, but 54% of drivers have never used the feature.


B-roll of distracted drivers

B-roll of texting while driving crashes

Pictures of Officer Esquivel's recovery

Media Contacts

Joshua Zuber
Media Spokesperson , AAA Texas (Houston)
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