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  • Safer Rail Tank Cars
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    Safer Rail Tank Cars

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    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Canada’s Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt held a press conference to announce the next generation of stronger, safer rail tank cars for the…

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  • National Distracted Driving Initiative
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    National Distracted Driving Initiative

    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood spoke to reporters and answered questions about a proposed national strategy for ending distracted driving and specific anti-distracted driving…

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  • Unintended Acceleration in Toyota Cars
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    Unintended Acceleration in Toyota Cars

    Secretary LaHood and other officials spoke to reporters and answered questions about a study of reported unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The study found no problems with the…

    479 views
  •  Distracted Driving Challenges
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    Distracted Driving Challenges

    Panelists talked about confronting distracted driving challenges. They focused on issues such as employer and carrier policies, technology, regulation, and research. They responded to…

    220 views
  • Distracted Driving Summit Communications Strategy
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    Distracted Driving Summit, Communications Strategy

    Panelists talked about combating the problem of distracted driving through driver education programs and the development of communications strategies media technology. This program was part…

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  • Distracted Driving Summit Legislative Initiatives
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    Distracted Driving Summit, Legislative Initiatives

    Panelists spoke at a distracted driving summit on efforts at the national, state and local level to reduce potentially dangerous behaviors such as talking on cell phones while driving. They…

    433 views
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar on Distracted Driving
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    Senator Amy Klobuchar on Distracted Driving

    Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) spooke about the problem of distracted driving, driver education, and highway safety. Her remarks were part of the opening of a summit on distracted driving hosted…

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  • Distracted Driving Summit Opening Remarks
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    Distracted Driving Summit, Opening Remarks

    Secretaries LaHood and Solis spoke at a distracted driving summit on efforts at the national, state and local level to reduce potentially dangerous behaviors such as talking on cell phones…

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  • 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…

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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…

    492 views
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    189 views
  • Enforcement Crackdown on Drunk Driving
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    Enforcement Crackdown on Drunk Driving

    Secretary Mary Peters and Adminstrator Nicole Nason announced the launch of the 2007 National Drunk Driving Enforcement Crackdown and advertising blitz “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under…

    111 views
  • Traffic Fatality Data
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    Traffic Fatality Data

    Secretary Peters talked about new traffic fatality data and enforcement efforts to make local roads safer during the summer travel season. She spoke after meeting with officers at a police…

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  • Vehicle Crash Tests
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    Vehicle Crash Tests

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held a public meeting to review new ways to conduct vehicle crash tests and to improve its New Car Assesment Program. Ms. Nason moderated…

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  • Vehicle Crash Tests
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    Vehicle Crash Tests

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held a public meeting to review new ways to conduct vehicle crash tests and to improve its New Car Assesment Program. Ms. Nason moderated…

    93 views
  • Automobile Air Bag Policy
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    Automobile Air Bag Policy

    Transportation Department officials announced the approval of switches for disabling automobile air bags. Vehicle owners must seek government approval before installing such switches. Secretary…

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