Multiple news agencies have revealed that the Transportation Secretary has announced that a distracted driving initiative has been launched at a national level.
The statement was issued last Thursday and according to a series of articles, this initiative is aiming at pushing the 11 states that do not have laws against distracted driving and cell phone usage to enact them. According to the information recently released by the media, the secretary also urges the Congress to embrace the ban on cellphones and enact the law nationwide.
Following reports that a teen in Massachusetts was sentenced to a year in jail after being involved in a fatal accident that took place while the driver was texting and handling a cell phone, the Secretary decided to expand a pilot program through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that has proved to work effectively in N.Y. and Connecticut to two other states.
Cellphone bans must be enforced by law enforcement agencies and according to the Secretary, the initiative to inject funds in crackdowns and educational programs could turn tables on the rising number of fatal crashes associated with distracted driving practices.
Hopefully, lawmakers across the nation are learning about the importance of banning the use of cell phones behind the wheel and acting to change things around and keep drivers safe.
Human life is delicate. Preventable accidents should not be the causes behind the loss of anybody’s life. I encourage you as a driver in California to keep that in mind every time you get behind the wheel of your vehicle. Stay focused and refrain from using a cell phone while driving.
Life depends on it.