The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is partnering with state and local law enforcement agencies through Nov. 21 to focus on drivers who are using cellphones.

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is partnering with state and local law enforcement agencies through Nov. 21 to focus on drivers who are using cellphones and not using a hands-free device.

The statewide distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through enforcement, public awareness and education — the same activities that have curbed drunk driving and increased seat belt use.

“We all know that talking on our cellphones while driving is distracting, but that doesn’t stop most people from continuing to do it,” said Jana Simpler, director of OHS. “This effort is intended to educate our community about the dangers of cell phone use and other distractions while driving. We hope that once people see the statistics and realize the danger involved, they will change their driving habits to help protect themselves, their families, and others on the road.”

For more information, visit ohs.delaware.gov or arrivealivede.com.