Pay Attention to Get Distracted Drivers off the Road

Distracted driving is a national epidemic, claiming thousands of lives on American roads every year. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2011. Ten percent of all injury crashes in 2011 were reported as distraction-affected crashes, while 11 percent of all drivers under 20 who were involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Efforts are underway at every level of government to reduce the number of distracted driving accidents; those efforts include legislative, educational and marketing initiatives. 

This complimentary CSG South webinar featured panelists who addressed the latest research on the potential impact of using devices while driving, state legislative initiatives to hone distracted driving laws and updates on efforts at the federal level to reduce distracted driving accidents.

 

Presenters

Sen. George L. Barker
Virginia 
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Deborah A. P. Hersman
Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board 
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Professor David Strayer, Ph.D.
University of Utah
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Pay Attention to Get Distracted Drivers off the Road
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

 

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