Lawmakers discuss new ways to crack down on distracted driving

by Shannon Lee
Lawmakers met Tuesday to review new regulations regarding distracted driving.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood addressed the summit, urging automakers to reconsider adding technology to cars could promote inattentive driving, reported the Detroit News.
"I'm going to meet with and work with the auto companies to develop new safety guidelines for technology in vehicles," LaHood told the Detroit News.
CNN reported that 5,474 lives were lost to distracted driving in 2009 --16 percent of all traffic fatalities that year.
The Department of Transportation has already implemented laws to ban commercial truck and bus drivers from texting on the job, and restricts train operators from using cell phones, reported CNN.

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