Monday, September 20, 2010

Eyes on the Road for Tomorrow's 2010 Distracted Driving Summit

The second-annual Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driving Summit is set to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, September 21.

According to new 2009 statistics from the Department of Transportation -- as reported by Consumer Reports -- 5,474 people died as a result of distracted driving and 448,000 were injured. That represents 16 percent of the total fatalities, which is the same percentage as 2008. However, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood cautions that the issue is greater that what the numbers reveal as not all states document distracted driving in their crash reporting.

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