Increasing Efforts to Curb Distracted Drivers

The New York Times - April 11, 2011

The Nation­al Safe­ty Coun­cil esti­mates that at least 1.6 mil­lion crash­es, 28 per­cent of the total, are caused each year by dri­vers using cell­phones or tex­ting. Those crash­es are some­times dead­ly. The Nation­al High­way Traf­fic Safe­ty Admin­is­tra­tion report­ed that in 2008, approx­i­mate­ly one in six fatal vehi­cle col­li­sions result­ed from a dri­ver being dis­tract­ed.