Thursday, January 13, 2011

Let's Stop Texting Behind the Wheel

Texting behind the wheel is a growing problem.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 5,500 people were killed last year because of "distracted driving" and the largest proportion of those fatalities were people under 20.

And a recent survey from the Pew Internet and American Life Project showed 26 percent of teens have texted while driving and 43 percent have made calls on their cellphones while driving.

Come on Loudoun County commuters... let's put down the phones while we're driving. Let's make 2011 the year we end distracted driving!

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