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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Works to Stop Distracted Driving

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Some people may say they believe there is too much government interference in their lives. I for one am very happy to see the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration working so hard to curb Distracted Driving. Distracted Driving can mean many things from texting and driving to eating and driving. I personally would like to see people just drive and stop texting and using their cell phones while driving. I realize people are going to eat in their cars and they are going to change the radio station. These activities while still dangerous don't seem to reach the level of danger that texting over and over again creates while driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is seeking tougher sanctions against drivers that text or use their cell phones and cause collisions.Other nationally recognized groups including AAA, The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and the Governors Highway Safety Association are all seeking additional sanctions for harms caused by cell phone use and driving.

The sheer number of drivers who drive while using a cell phone is startling. The NHTSA estimates there are over 120 million drivers in the United States. It is further believed by the National Safety Council that 1.3 million crashes a year involve cell phone use and that another 200,000 involve texting.

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Jeff Weinstein, Dallas injury lawyer