Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sorry I Can-not Hear You, I'm Kinda Busy

In a recent press conference, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called distracted driving an American "epidemic". He also announced the new campaign to cut down on cell phone use by CT drivers, cleverly titled "Phone in one hand. Ticket in the other." (So, how will I hold on to my Big Mac?) CT is one of 21 states with laws against using distracting devices while behind the wheel. This increased police enforcement follows other successful safe-driving campaigns such as the "Buckle Up" and "Click-It or Ticket" seatbelt enforcement campaigns and the ".08" campaign to reduce drunk driving. "Without good enforcement, these laws do no good," LaHood said. The compliance to earlier regulations only came after the increase in police action. The new distracted driving crackdown will be focused in the Hartford area, but be on your best behavior, CT, or the fuzz might make an example out of you.

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