By Kelsey Mays on June 8, 2012
With a federal survey released last December suggesting that half of all drivers in their early 20s send texts or emails while driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday pledged $2.4 million in federal support for pilot programs in California and Delaware to end distracted driving. LaHood also unveiled a strategy dubbed the "Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving," whose tenants include calling on the remaining 11 states without distracted-driving laws to get on board and asking the auto industry to adopt more guidelines to curb driver distraction. This comes after a Massachusetts teen was convicted of homicide as a result of texting while driving.
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