Wednesday, July 28, 2010

DOT Announces Second Distraction Summit

The DOT officially announced they will be hosting the second summit on distracted driving on September 21st in Washington, DC. As a participant in last year’s summit, we experienced firsthand the instant attention the distraction issue garnered both during and after the event. Great strides have been made bringing this issue to the front of the agenda with many states enacting texting or handheld bans over the past year. These legislative pushes have kept the issue of distraction in the public eye for much of the year and I hope this year’s summit will continue to shedding more light on this important traffic safety issue. However, I’ve always said passing legislation is not enough; we must go beyond that by trying to convince the driving public to change their behavior when it comes to distraction. I truly hope this year’s summit will help push the traffic safety community toward achieving this ultimate goal.

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