Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2011 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.
www.Distraction.gov is your resource for learning more about distracted driving. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America’s roadways safe.
In Northeastern Pennsylvania, WBRE and WYOU have partnered with PennDOT, local Ford dealers and Verizon to get drivers to commit to not texting while driving. Visit http://pahomepage.com/no-txt-nepa to learn more and take the pledge.
Did you know three out of every four car seats are used incorrectly? The consequences can be devastating. In fact, vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death for children between 1 and 13 years old. To learn more about installing carseats correctly, safety ratings for vehicles and keeping your kids safe while on the move visit http://www.safercar.gov/.