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3 years 10 months ago

Gov't to continue targeting driver distraction

WASHINGTON (AP) Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he will keep distracted driving at the top of his agenda despite critics who say the department should focus on other safety issues. LaHood said Thursday the department would not be deterred by "false choices" between fighting distracted driving and addressing other...

4 years 2 months ago

Distracted driving deaths fall in 2009

The government says the number of people killed in crashes connected to driver distraction fell last year but still remain an epidemic. The Transportation Department said Monday that 5,474 people were killed in 2009 in crashes reported to have involved distracted driving, a 6 percent decline from the more...

4 years 10 months ago

Officer, I dropped my drink!

A spilled beverage turned into a wrecked van in Colorado Springs Tuesday, as a multi-tasking driver fumbled their drink. When they reached for the drink, they were tackled by a light pole. No one was injured. The crash happened on North Nevada during the lunch hour.

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