Sunday, June 20, 2010
Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. describes his recent experience as a distracted driver, calling it a "miracle" that he didn't hurt himself or others.
A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association describes the efforts to combat distracted driving by the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Guam and American Samoa. The report details the various approaches states are implementing, including stronger laws, increased data collection, new education programs, public/private partnerships and a growing reliance on new media to spread the message. Get the report here.
A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that "adults text as often while driving as teenagers and are actually more likely than teens to talk on the phone when behind the wheel." Read more.