Friday, June 8, 2012

Phone in One Hand; Ticket in the Other

If ur readn dis blog post drivin. Stop now n read dis lata!
(translation): If you’re reading this blog post while driving, well, stop now and read this later!
For all others, Caltrans wants you to know that texting while driving takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds, and at 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field while blindfolded. 
Yesterday, the US Dept. of Transportation selected California and Delaware to receive $2.4 million in federal funds to expand upon a campaign to reduce distracted driving, as part of a new report called “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving.”  The plan outlines steps for all – lawmakers, safety organizations, families and individuals - that can reduce the risk posed by distracted drivers. The report calls upon everyone to do their part to ensure safety, adding increased law enforcement, media and public outreach elements.
The list is long on the differences between California and Delaware, but in driving behaviors, the two states have four similar laws pertaining to distracted driving.  Check out the “Blueprint” report and current distracted driving laws in all states at http://www.distraction.gov/  It’s the government’s official website specifically about distracting driving.