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June 12, 2012

Uncle Sam Wants You (to Stop Driving Distracted)

The United States federal government has announced that it will spend $2.4 million to stop distracted driving in two of the nation’s lesser states: California and Delaware.

Speaking just a day or two after a teen in Massachusetts was convicted of vehicular homicide for killing another driver in a head-on collision while texting and driving, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood called this financial help a “blueprint for ending distracted driving.”

The feds will assist the two states by helping them enforce the distracted driving laws that the two states already have on their books (texting while driving was just banned in Ohio). Ten states ban all-types of hand-held phone use while driving, while 39 have some sort of texting while driving laws.

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