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

Also releases initial results of California, Delaware demonstration programs

WASHINGTON 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 April 7-15, which coincides with a nationwide law enforcement crackdown in states with distracted driving bans.

Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2014

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Latest Video in the “Faces of Distracted Driving” Series

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest video in the Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series. The new clip features a mother whose 12-year-old son was killed in 2004 when a young woman driving a Hummer and talking on her cell phone ran a red light and crashed into their vehicle a mile from their home in Spring Lake, Michigan.

Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015

U.S. DOT Releases New “Faces of Distracted Driving” Video As Part of Drive Safely Work Week Toolkit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest video in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, featuring Russell and Kim Hurd of Abingdon, Maryland who lost their 26-year-old daughter Heather.

Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015

U.S. DOT Releases New “Faces of Distracted Driving” Video Featuring Family of Heather Lerch

Dan and Wendy Lerch of Rochester, Washington Speak About the Loss of Their 19-year-old Daughter Heather

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest video in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, featuring the family of 19-year-old Heather Lerch from Rochester, Washington.

Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015

New Research Shows Enforcement Cuts Distracted Driving

Pilot Programs in Syracuse, NY and Hartford, CT Significantly Curb Texting and Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

SYRACUSE – 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.

Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015
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