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NHTSA Pilot Program Effective in Reducing Distracted Driving

Strong laws, visible enforcement and education dramatically reduce cell phone use and texting in NHTSA Pilot Program. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray La Hood announced that pilot studies in Syracuse, New York and Hartford, Connecticut aimed at reducing cell phone use and texting by drivers were remarkably successful. ”These findings show that strong laws, combined


Texting, Driving and Football

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety developed a creative way to involve teens with their distracted driving video contest. The first-place winner Alex Emmons, produced a compelling 30 second video that hits home with respect to the dangers presented by being distracted while texting. See how Alex used the football field to make his point


Freedom from Distracted Driving: Top 10 Safe Driving Tips for the 4th of July Weekend

The first week of July is typically one of the busiest American travel periods of the year, as many people utilize the holiday for extended vacation trips. It is also one of the deadliest. Fourth of July images inspire fireworks, parades, picnics and barbecues, red/white/and blue, concerts, and baseball games. What about safe driving?  Last


Federal Legislation Introduced to Reduce the Toll of Distracted Driving

Written by Joel D. Feldman Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York introduced the Safe Drivers Act of 2011 which will prohibit drivers on public roads from using any handheld mobile device while behind the wheel. Hands-free or voice-activated devices would remain acceptable, as would the use of handheld phones in cases of emergency. The proposed legislation also requires the


Kudos to Car Talk

Tom & Ray were among the first public figures to spotlight the danger of distracted driving. Here at End Distracted Driving, we want to give a shout out to the Car Talk website. Thanks, Car Talk and NPR! Thanks for posting our video on the faces of distracted driving on their website. We’re proud to


Better Business Bureau and U.S. Department of Transportation Team Up to Fight Distracted Driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and Better Business Bureau are joining forces to fight distracted driving. The two organizations will partner to educate employers and consumers about the dangers of distracted driving. The Better Business Bureau will feature a link on its national website to a free tool kit created by USDOT that provides


California serious about sending a message to motorists about the dangers of distracted driving-More than 52,000 messages

  April was distracted driving awareness month and California took it seriously. As part of a state-wide effort to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, cell phone and texting, California’s police officers issued more than 52,000 citations for violations of laws which had been on the books for two years. This is an


Is Auto Safety More Important than Quick Connections to Facebook and Twitter?

Written by Joel D. Feldman NHTSA Director, David Strickland has put auto makers on notice that their efforts to ramp up in-car technology to provide faster internet connections will be strictly scrutinized and that these efforts fly in the face of common sense safety considerations for drivers. US Department of Transportation Secretary, Ray La Hood, the most