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2010-07-07 14:58:00

ITASCA, Ill., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Safety Council President Janet Froetscher today emphasized the leadership of the business community in calling for strong laws and visible enforcement, combined with education, to eliminate cell phone distracted driving. Froetscher made her remarks during a press conference with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood hosted in response to a recent attempt to organize businesses to oppose distracted driving laws that focus on cell...

2010-07-07 14:35:00

Singling out cell phone distractions is necessary to save lives GRAPEVINE, Texas, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FocusDriven - Advocates for Cell-Free Driving today spoke out against the DRIVE Coalition - a group that hopes to address the distracted driving issue through education, not laws - at a press conference with the Department of Transportation. Cell phone distracted driving contributes to the greatest number of motor vehicle crashes annually - an estimated 1.6 million crashes....

2010-07-07 10:00:00

Statement for Attribution to Vernon F. Betkey, Jr., Chairman, Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- I am delighted to join Secretary LaHood at the Department of Transportation today. GHSA is extremely grateful to the Secretary and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for their national leadership in raising awareness of the distracted driving problem. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090827/GHSALOGO)...

2010-06-16 13:53:00

ITASCA, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council and CTIA-The Wireless Association released a radio public service announcement on the dangers of distracted driving as part of their "On the Road, Off the Phone" campaign during National Wireless Safety Week (June 14-18). The one-minute PSA is being distributed to 5,000 radio stations across the country. The campaign addresses the critical issue of distracted driving among teens. Teen drivers are the highest...

2010-06-08 14:19:00

Act provides incentive grants to states that adopt a ban on texting and handheld cell phone use for all drivers and a total cell phone ban for drivers younger than 18. ITASCA, Ill., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council today announced its support for the Distracted Driving Prevention Act. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), would provide incentive grants to states that adopt a ban on texting and handheld cell phone use for all drivers and a...

2010-05-13 10:19:00

GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FocusDriven - Advocates for Cell-Free Driving today announced its appointment of Jacy Good as a board member. Good became an advocate of distracted driving after she was severely injured and her parents were killed in a May 2008 crash caused by a driver using a cell phone. The crash occurred as the family was returning to their Lancaster County home from Good's college graduation. A tractor-trailer swerved to avoid a minivan that ran a...

2010-05-05 10:02:00

MADISON, Wis., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AAA Wisconsin applauds Governor Doyle and Wisconsin legislators for their commitment to keep Wisconsin's roads safe by passing AB496 into law, which bans text messaging while driving for all drivers. With the passage of this bill into law, Wisconsin becomes the 25th state to expressly prohibit texting while driving for all drivers. "AAA Wisconsin applauds the Wisconsin Assembly and Governor Doyle for banning texting while driving, which will...

2010-04-27 10:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill. and WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined singing sensation Jordin Sparks, Congressional leaders and Allstate senior executives to urge Americans to take a pledge not to text and drive. "Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic, and we need to work together to stop thousands of unnecessary injuries and deaths every year," said Secretary LaHood. "I applaud the efforts of Allstate to encourage...

2010-04-22 10:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Driver distractions have joined alcohol and speeding as leading factors in fatal and serious injury crashes. The National Safety Council estimates that up to 25 percent of all crashes in 2008 involved talking on cell phones or texting. To combat this growing threat on our roadways, the State of California has added Distracted Driving as the first new area for concentrated effort to the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). Distracted Driving...

2010-04-09 09:38:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new Virginia Tech Transportation Institute study lends further evidence that voice-controlled Ford's SYNC® helps drivers minimize electronics-related distractions compared to manually operating hand-held cell phones and music players. The researchers found that participants took their eyes off the road an average of 10 times longer while manually selecting a song from their MP3 players compared to using SYNC's voice...


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