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Distracted Driving

U.S. DOT Launches First-Ever National Distracted Driving Enforcement and Advertising Campaign

Also releases initial results of California, Delaware demonstration programsWASHINGTON To kick-off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the Department of Transportation’s first-ever, national advertising campaign and law enforcement crackdown to combat distracted driving.  As part of the effort, television, radio and digital advertisements using the phrase U Drive. U Text. U Pay. will run from...

New Research Shows Enforcement Cuts Distracted Driving

Pilot Programs in Syracuse, NY and Hartford, CT Significantly Curb Texting and Cell Phone Use Behind the WheelSYRACUSE – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced dramatic reductions in distracted driving in Syracuse, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, after two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns.