U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this week released a new public service announcement about the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, which has been viewed over 100,000 times since its launch in November 2010.
The 30-second announcement, “Get the Message,” features clips from people from across the country who lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes and have spoken out through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” campaign. “Get the Message” may be viewed below and is available for download on www.distraction.gov.
View details of the Massachusetts Safe Driving Law, which took effect on September 30, 2010.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” video series shines a light on the tragic consequences of texting and cell phone use while driving. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and half a million were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.
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