New group aims to combat drivers' cell phone use

The Transportation Department and the National Safety Council, a nonprofit group, plan to announce a new organization, called FocusDriven, to help spread awareness about the perils of distracted driving, part of an effort to prevent motorists from talking or texting on phones while driving. The group, which hopes to raise awareness in the same way that Mothers Against Drunk Driving has with driving while intoxicated, had its genesis in a distracted driving summit that the Transportation Department hosted last fall. Since then, a number of wireless players, including Verizon Wireless, CTIA and others, have stepped up their advocacy on the issue. Article

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