"Distracted driving is a serious issue on our roadways, claiming thousands of lives and injuring thousands more each year in the United States," Virginia Gov. Northam declares as the primary reason for naming April Distracted Driving Awareness Month. No phone call or text is more important than the lives of those around you while driving. In York County Department of Public Works, keeping crews safe while they work in the community is our primary goal. Keep eyes on the road, and keep our employees safe.