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'Distraction.gov' Wants You to Hang Up and Focus on Your Driving

A couple weeks ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a new Web site called "Distraction.gov," the "Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving." The purpose of the site is to help educate the public on the dangers of distracted driving, which NHTSA defines as "any non-driving activity a person engages in while operating a motor vehicle."

The site contains statistics, research and detailed information on state laws governing distracted driving, particularly as it relates to the use of mobile phones. To date, eight states or territories (California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, Virgin Islands) have enacted a ban on hand-held devices, and 21 have banned texting while driving. The site also links to a comprehensive, state-by-state analysis of all cell phone driving laws presented by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

The first video put out by Distraction.gov is available below:

Posted by Bruce Carton on January 13, 2010 at 12:30 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

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