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June 2, 2011

DOT’s Distracted Driving Campaign

The U.S. Department of Transportation has launched a campaign against distracted driving, a danger that killed over 5,000 people in 2009. On the distracted driving website – – you can view video clips of the “Faces of Distracted Driving”, which tell real stories about how devastating distracted driving accidents can be.

Two more Video On Demand courses covering distracted driving have been released. “Driving Distractions of the Everyday Driver” explores the various distractions everyone encounters when they get into a vehicle. The course prepares drivers to recognize and minimize distractions from eating while driving, to cell phones, to external distractions such as billboards or pedestrians.

Driving Distractions of the Professional Driver” provides an overview of common distractions, as well as a look at distractions unique to a professional driver. From your cell phone to on-board computer systems, as technology continues to yield new devices we must constantly combat the urge to become distracted by these tools while driving. This course shows professional drivers how to minimize and recognize distractions.

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