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NHTSA: Enforcement deters distracted driving

Two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns. In Syracuse, N.Y., because of high-visibility enforcement, both handheld cell phone use and texting behind the wheel declined by one-third. In Hartford, Conn., there was a 57 percent drop in handheld use and texting behind the wheel dropped by nearly three-quarters.

NTSB cites driver fatigue in Utah crash

Lack of adequate sleep affected driver’s awareness of his vehicle's excessive speed and lane position on a downhill mountain grade of a rural secondary road.

CVSA chooses safety focus priorities

Eight areas outlined included an increased focus on requiring new entrants to receive training and pass minimum standards, and state-mandated annual bus inspection programs.