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November 16, 2010

U.S. DOT launches online 'Distracted Driving' videos

The series features people from across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and 500,000 were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.


September 21, 2010

LaHood kicks off 2010 Distracted Driving Summit

In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. According to NHTSA research, distraction-related fatalities represented 16 percent of overall traffic fatalities in 2009.


September 20, 2010

appsFX releases zero-tolerance distracted driving app

While LifeSaver is engaged, based on the user/administrator pre-set notifications, the phone will vibrate, the screen will flash and specified audio will play alerting the driver that LifeSaver is protecting them.


September 20, 2010

LaHood unveils 2009 distracted driving fatality, injury numbers

In a Sunday op-ed for the Orlando Sentinel, Secretary LaHood revealed the latest statistics, but cautioned that researchers believe the epidemic of distracted driving is likely far greater than currently known.


September 15, 2010

LaHood sets agenda for 2nd Distracted Driving Summit

Building on the success of last year's summit, Secretary LaHood will convene leading transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement, industry representatives, researchers and victims affected by distraction-related crashes to address challenges and identify opportunities for national anti-distracted driving efforts.


August 4, 2010

U.S. DOT, State Farm and ESPN to fight distracted driving

On separate buses, carrying the "Stop Distracted Driving" message, Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter will cross the nation visiting all 32 NFL team training camps.


July 27, 2010

2nd National Distracted Driving Summit scheduled

At this year's event, experts from around the country will explore accomplishments since the first summit, as well as the many challenges that lie ahead. Key topics will include research, technology, policy, public outreach and best practices in enforcement.


October 1, 2009

U.S. DOT unveils actions to combat ‘distracted driving’

Immediate actions the U.S. DOT is taking to combat distracted driving include making permanent restrictions on the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in rail operations.


September 16, 2009

Sec. LaHood announces Distracted Driving Summit agenda

The two-day Summit will feature five panels – on data, research, technology, policy, and outreach – with a range of experts discussing each topic.


August 19, 2009

DOT sets dates for Distracted Driving Summit

Speakers from around the nation will lead interactive sessions on a number of key topics, including the extent and impact of distracted driving, current research, regulations and best practices.


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