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distracted driving laws - Google News
State representative takes distracted driving to heart - WKMG - WKMG Orlando
Dom Tiberi testifies for distracted driving law - 10TV
Thurston County Law Enforcement Paying Close Attention to ... - ThurstonTalk
Law enforcements working together to stop distracted driving - East Valley Times
Turlock officers will focus on distracted drivers - Turlock Journal - The Turlock Journal
After son's death, Arlington mom fights for tougher distracted driving law - KING5.com
New distracted driving law passes in North Dakota - WDAY
Distracted driving bill signed into law - KVLY - Valley News Live
More than 30 countries have tough distracted driving laws - WVLT
Distracted driving: Which countries have toughest laws? - CNN.com - CNN
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Groups that oppose restrictions against cell phones/texting while driving:
Consumer Electronics Association
New Lobbying Group Formed and then Dismantled
Neutral: Who can argue with safe driving habits?
Joint project - CTIA and National Safety Council - public service announcement video -
Groups that support restrictions against cell phones/texting while driving:
National Safety Council
These New York Times articles talk about ways to use technology to stop distracted driving:
COMPARISON TO FOOTBALL FIELD
(scroll to 2nd paragraph of "Explanation of Findings" heading)
New federal pilot program:
Comparing distracted driving to drunk driving:
Don't make more laws - really difficult to enforce:
MAINE SIMULATORS -
New PSA ads aimed at teens:
October 2009 New York Times/CBS poll
on distracted driving - and another link
PBS - Interactive map
+ interesting story about challenges with enforcing laws
PBS - better map of distracted driving laws
- plus story about meeting of state safety officials - "Should Drivers Hang Up?"
Let's talk about how to approach this assignment, since this topic is so new!
Really helpful overview:
IMPORTANT! - PROPOSED FEDERAL LEGISLATION
with Ray LaHood (Pres. Obama's Transportation Secretary) about a proposed new
law on distracted driving. September 2010.
• Here is a summary of the bill introduced by Sen. Shumer of New York:
Known as the Avoiding Life-Endangering and Reckless Texting by Drivers Act (“ALERT Drivers” Act)—would require states to bar the sending of text or email messages while operating a car or truck or light rail, or else risk losing federal highway funds. Within six months of the bill’s passage, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will establish minimum penalties that must be contained within the state law. States then have two years to pass compliant bans or else risk losing 25% of their annual federal highway finding per year that they fail to comply with the law. States that comply after the two-year deadline can retroactively recover lost highway funds. Source:
and texting law:
New Hampshire Law:
National Institute for Highway Safety
if you scroll down to the bottom, it has really good maps of different bans
Governors Highway Safety Association
- cell phone and texting laws and overall
laws by state
help on how to format text
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