D!straction.gov

It may have a slightly playful tone at times, but a new government-run website called D!straction.gov has some serious content.

Calling themselves the “Official US Government Website for Distracted Drivers” their focus is obvious.

At the U.S. Department of Transportation, we heard America’s call to end the dangerous practice of distracted driving on our nation’s roadways. Distracted driving is a serious, life-threatening practice and we will not rest until we stop it.

We are leading the effort but you are the key to preventing distracted driving. The message is simple – Put it down!

We will work across the spectrum with private and public entities as well as advocacy groups to tackle distracted driving, and, we will lead by example. We have taken first steps — The President’s Executive Order has established a new way to approach driving – by putting your device down and paying attention to the task at hand.

Internally, the department’s agencies are already working together to share knowledge and promote a greater understanding of the issue, and identify additional strategies to end distracted driving. Check back to this site often so you can stay abreast of our progress and to view the latest updates and information.

Distracted driving has been a hot topic lately, with many states enacting bans on cell phone use while driving, and more recently specific bans on texting while driving. There is still plenty of debate as to whether texting while driving is dangerous and I’d rather not take sides, but I find driving to be a big responsibility and can’t imagine typing out a text message while doing so.

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Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 6:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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