Webinar | December 2013
Pay Attention to Get Distracted Drivers Off the Road
Distracted driving is a national epidemic, claiming
thousands of lives on American roads every year. According to the U.S.
Department of Transportation, 3,331 people were killed in crashes
involving a distracted driver in 2011. Ten percent of all injury
crashes in 2011 were reported as distraction-affected crashes, while 11
percent of all drivers under 20 who were involved in fatal crashes were
reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Efforts are underway
at every level of government to reduce the number of distracted driving
accidents; those efforts include legislative, educational and marketing
This complimentary CSG South webinar featured three panelists addressing the latest research on the potential impact of using devices while driving, state legislative initiatives to hone distracted driving laws and updates on efforts at the federal level to reduce distracted driving accidents.
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Chairman Deborah Hersman
Senator George L. Barker, Virginia
Professor David Strayer, Director, Center for the Prevention of Distracted Driving, University of Utah