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U Drive, U Text, U Pay! New NHTSA campaign to stop distracted driving!

Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:00 am
by MSI
U.S. DOT and safety partners work to end distracted driving
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • INGLEWOOD, Calif. – In 2014, 3,179 people were killed and an additional 431,000 were injured in collisions involving distracted drivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. That same year, inattention collisions resulted in the death of 104 people and the injury of 11,436 others in California

    The month kicks off with a national advertising campaign and law enforcement crackdown called:
    that runs from April 8 to April 13. The campaign is aimed at combating distracted driving nationwide and the effort includes television, radio, and digital advertisements. Drivers caught texting or using their mobile devices when behind the wheel will be issued citations in states with distracted driving bans.

    “Behind every distracted driving death is a story of loss. In the blink of an eye, lives can be transformed forever,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Scrolling through song lists on a cell phone, or texting while driving is not just irresponsible, it can have tragic consequences. We’re calling on drivers to put down their devices and help keep the roadways safe for all Americans.”
See the full NHTSA release: U.S. DOT and safety partners work to end distracted driving