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Governor’s Highway Safety Association Report on Distracted Driving Puzzling and Irresponsible

by Joel D. Feldman The Governor’s Highway Safety Association(GHSA) released its summary of distracted driving research after considering more than 350 scientific papers published between 2000-2011. The results for the most part were not surprising, confirming: distractions play a major role in crashes drivers can be distracted up to half the time they are driving


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


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