Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
June 8, 2012
Transportation secretary Ray LaHood has made it his mission to end distracted driving, calling it an “epidemic.” To help end it, LaHood and Department of Transportation has unveiled their Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving. The blueprint calls for:
- Get the last eleven holdout states to pass laws banning distracted driving.
- Challenge the auto industry to not provide vehicle content that the government considers distracting.
- Educate young people about the perils of distracted driving.
- Continue a public education campaign that "Provides all stakeholders with actions they can take that go beyond personal responsibility to helping end distracted driving nationwide."
The government also announced pilot programs in California and Delaware to provide each with $2.4 million for increased law enforcement and to create a public campaign reminding drivers the dangers of distracted driving.
Source: Department of Transportation