Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is leading the effort to stop texting and cell phone use behind the wheel. Since 2009, we have held two national distracted driving summits, banned texting and cell phone use for commercial drivers, encouraged states to adopt tough laws, and launched several campaigns to raise public awareness about the issue.
Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America’s roadways safe.
Do you have a newly licensed driver in your household? It is quite possible that the new driver has taken your lead in many choices they have made so far in life. Distraction.gov is an informative website that offers statistics on the epidemic before us and resources to get involved. Check it out along with your new driver, and take the pledge along with them.