Cellphones and Distracted Driving

Evidence Mounts of Distraction Risks from Digital Billboards Along Roadways

Digital billboards clearly catch the eye of passing motorists. But what is also increasingly clear is that…

New Sample Bill will Aid States in Banning Texting While Driving – 2/22/10

Sample Bill Supported by Auto and Wireless Industries and the Safety Community

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today unveiled sample legislation to be used as a starting point for states crafting new laws to prohibit texting while behind-the-wheel, the latest step in the campaign against distracted driving.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces New Details on Distracted Driving Summit

Distracted driving is dangerous driving

August 4, 2009

From the Official Blog of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood

When I was home in Peoria a few weeks ago, Alyssa Burns, a 17-year-old high school student was killed when she drove off the road.

It turns out she was texting while driving.

We’ve all seen the footage of the bus driver who was talking and texting on two cell phones while driving.

He smashed into the back of a car, injured the driver, and ended up driving into a swimming pool.


Editorial: Driving, Dialing, and Dying

Philadelphia Inquirer

Mayor Nutter signed legislation in April

that banned the use of cell phones while driving.

The device most motorists first knew as a "car phone" is wreaking havoc on the nation’s highways – where a person yakking on a cell phone behind the wheel is just as dangerous as a drunken driver.

Automakers promoting unsafe driving through new technologies


Of The Oakland Press

National Safety Council Calls for Nationwide Ban on Cell Phone Use While Driving

Bold Plan Seeks to Involve Law Makers, Businesses and Public

Itasca, Ill. – The National Safety Council today is calling on motorists to stop using cell phones and messaging devices while driving, and is urging businesses to enact policies prohibiting it and governors and legislators in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to pass laws banning the behavior.


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