I want to thank the folks at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a great holiday gift--our new www.distraction.gov website. This page is a terrific resource for anyone wanting to learn more about this deadly practice...and about how to kick it to the curb.
This site has a host of useful features including news, statistics, the latest research, a rundown on state and local laws, and a plain language set of answers to frequently asked questions.
But my current favorite part of the site has to be the public service television ad in the upper right corner. This 30-second spot--"Calling Plan"--airs nationally this week and makes its point in the clearest possible terms: driving without distraction should be common sense.
And, because we're not finished yet, the website is also a gift that keeps on giving. In the coming weeks you'll see new features added to make the site even more useful, including a list of ways to get involved in our nationwide campaign to end this deadly behavior. You can keep coming back to see what develops.
Look, we're working hard to make our nation's drivers safer, and this website is one more good tool in our belt.
And, as always, please drive safely.