April Is...

Distracted Driving Awareness Month :

It was Just Distracted Driving Awareness Month poster - Distracted driving is a public health issue that affects us all. The latest statistics show motor vehicle fatalities are up 6% from 2015. More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor.

Each death is 100% preventable. From cell phones to dashboard infotainment systems to evolving voice command features – all pose a threat to our safety. Just one second of your attention is all takes to change a life forever.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives.

 

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National Poetry Month:

National Poetry Month is in April - National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. The core mission is simple: to celebrate poetry in all its forms and to bring more public visibility to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to the literature of poetry.

"Poetry surprisess and deepens our sense of the ordinary. Poetry tells us that the world is full of wonder, revelation, consolation, and meaning." - Tracy K. Smith, U.S. Poet Laureate (2017-)

Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libaries, booksellers, and poets and celebrating poetry's vital place in our culture.