Saturday, 10 April 2010

US Government Launches Distraction.gov New Website Teaches You About The Danger of Texting, E-Mailing, Talking While Driving

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has
launched Distraction.gov, a website that teache
s you about the dangers of using your electronic gadgets while driving a
car. The site is chock full of stats about the dangers of texting while
driving, and legal warnings.
The site makes such claims like 'over 5,000 people were killed and
another 515,000 injured in accidents involving mobile phones.' They also
claim that you lose 37% of your brain activity for driving when talking
on the phone. They even go as far to say that driver who's got the
T-Mobile Sidekick out while driving is as dangerous as a drunk driver.
In addition to scary warnings, the site also features some info about
which US states have banned texting while driving, and which ones have
banned hand held cell phones all together in cars. It also has a few
YouTube clips, including one disguised like a cell phone commercial. No
matter your opinion on texting while driving, it's likely that
Distraction.gov will do little to curb the issue.
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