In response to recent studies indicating that roughly five percent of all drivers on our nation's roads at any given time are using their cell phones, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) spent a year testing a pilot program designed to cut down on distracted driving by stopping people from using their phones while driving. The campaign, with the slogan "Phone in One Hand, Ticket in the Other," included increased enforcement of car cell phone laws, as well as checkpoints for cell phone use. An education campaign was also a component of the program. When a crash happens, you need an auto accident lawyer Philadelphia.
The program, modeled after NHTSA's "Click it or Ticket" seatbelt campaign included four waves of police crackdowns and education campaigns in March, April, May and June. Impressed with the reduction in the number of drivers using cell phones as a result of the campaign, NHTSA plans to test it statewide in an unnamed state.
Drivers who are distracted by cell phones or any other electronic devices are a danger to other drivers and their passengers on the roads. According to the Transportation Secretary, approximately 500,000 people are injured in accidents that are attributed to distracted driving, and another 6,000 are killed each year. Those who talk on a cell phone while driving are four times more likely to get in a car wreck, with that percentage increases to 20 times more likely when texting is involved.
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