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  • Texting While Driving
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    Texting While Driving

    A group of teenagers discussed the dangers of texting while driving. A new government report says that nearly 6,000 people have died as a result of texting and cell phone use while driving. The…

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  • Distracted Driving Conference Day 2
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    Distracted Driving Conference, Day 2

    The Department of Transportation held a summit on reducing the growing safety risk that distracted driving is imposing on our nation’s roads. This was the second day of the summit. Senators…

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  • Department of Transportation Programs
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    Department of Transportation Programs

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Biden Tuesday announced the release of $28 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to states and local transportation…

    252 views
  • Distracted Driving Summit
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    Distracted Driving Summit

    The Department of Transportation held a day-long summit on reducing the growing safety risk that distracted driving is imposing on our nation’s roads. Secretary LaHood opened the summit, promising…

    191 views
  • Risks of Distracted Driving
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    Risks of Distracted Driving

    Panelists spoke about research on distracted driving and safe driving practices. They spoke about a number of topics including experimental research, industry self reporting, collision…

    174 views
  • Domestic HighSpeed Rail Manufacturing
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    Domestic High-Speed Rail Manufacturing

    Following introductory remarks by Secretary Ray LaHood and other officials, participants spoke about railroad manufacturing, the use of high-speed rail, and the potential impact of improved…

    172 views
  • Department of the Interior 160th Anniversary
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    Department of the Interior 160th Anniversary

    President Obama visited the Department of the Interior on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the creation of the department in 1849. At the event, President Obama spoke about the…

    148 views
  • Women in Military Service for America  Memorial Center
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    Women in Military Service for America Memorial Center

    First lady Michelle Obama visited the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Center to mark women’s history month. In her remarks she talked about the sacrifices and hardships…

    132 views
  • Driver Distraction Definitions and Data
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    Driver Distraction Definitions and Data

    Panelists talked about definitions of and data on driver distractions and inattention. Topics included actions that constituted driver distraction, data on the extent of the issue, and the…

    109 views
  • Public Awareness and Education
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    Public Awareness and Education

    Panelists at a day-long conference on distracted driving focused on public safety education and awareness programs. Among the topics they addressed were the use of cellular devices while…

    99 views
  • Technology and Distracted Driving
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    Technology and Distracted Driving

    A panel focused on distractions caused by technology and on efforts that have been made (or are needed) to assess and reduce the negative impact of distractions caused by current and…

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