What Are Some Initiatives to Discourage Distracted Driving? 

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Posted: November 14, 2022

More than 3,100 people died in motor-vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2020, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.  

The government, on both federal and state levels, is taking measures to discourage and hopefully prevent distracted driving. Here are some examples.   

  • The CDC has developed the Parents Are the Key campaign, which helps parents, pediatricians, and communities keep teen drivers safe. This campaign explains eight “Danger Zones” for teen drivers, which include driver inexperience, teen passengers, nighttime driving, not using seat belts, distracted driving, drowsy driving, reckless driving, and impaired driving. The CDC explains “What Parents Can do” with respect to these Danger Zones, recommending that parents use a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement to put rules into place to help keep teen drivers safe.  
  • The NHTSA has launched several campaigns to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving, including the annual “U Drive. U Text. , which is described as “High Visibility Enforcement Mobilization” to keep texting and otherwise distracted drivers off the road. “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All,” warns the campaign, which also notes that there were nearly 3,000 people killed and an estimated 400,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2018.  
  • President Obama on December 4, 2015, signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST Act” – the first federal law in more than ten years to provide long-term funding for surface transportation. The FAST Act authorized $305 billion between 2016 and 2020 for the U.S. transportation department, and programs on highway and motor-vehicle safety, public transportation, motor-carrier safety, hazardous-materials safety, and research, technology, and statistics programs.  

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These are just some of the current initiatives designed to make our roads safer. While motorists are hopeful that these initiatives will make the road a safer place, it cannot be guaranteed, as some motorists may consciously choose to violate the rules of the road. If you’ve been injured in a distracted-driving accident, contact William Mattar, P.C., Our distracted driving accident lawyers can help you seek compensation for pain and suffering. Our attorneys have experience helping injured people and can assist you with the various details of your case, from filing documents to negotiating with insurance carriers. Schedule your free consultation today or call our offices at (844) 444-4444.

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