Put an end to distracted driving


Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recognizes how dangerous distracted driving is in America today. Distracted driving is a life-threatening decision that cannot stop until our citizens put a stop to it. The message that they are spreading is… Put it down! The US DOT is trying to lead the effort to prevent distracted driving in our communities today.



The Federal Department of Transportation is putting together advocacy groups to take down distracted driving. Many public and private companies are taking a stand against this cause as well. The President’s Executive Order has established the approach of putting our device down and paying attention to the task at hand. Many agencies are already working together to educate and strategize to put a stop to distracted driving.


FocusDriven is an advocacy group that was formed for the victims of motor vehicle crashes that involved drivers using cell phones. Victims and their families share their experiences so they may promote safety and educate others on the outcomes that come with driving while using a cell phone. The mission of FocusDriven is to make the roadways safer for everyone.


Generation tXt is a student led group out of Booker T. Washington School. It was created to help teenagers and their families participate in safe driving, specifically not texting/emailing while driving. The project is accomplishing their goals through culturally appropriate educational and advertising campaigns that promote the change of public policy and emerging technology that restricts cell phone use while driving.


You might think that the call, text, or email is very important but it is not important enough to kill another person. If it is something that cannot wait five to thirty minutes while you are commuting, then pull over and take care of your cell phone business. Please be careful and PUT IT DOWN!
For more information, you may visit: http://www.distraction.gov/