Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New advocacy group seeks to ban cell phone use while driving

A new advocacy group has formed preaching the evils of talking on cell phones and texting while driving. FocusDriven was born in Grapevine, Texas where a mother lost her daughter due to an accident with a distracted driver.

The group appears to be following MADD's successful blueprint by creating awareness, pushing for legislation and supporting victims.

I would look for a push to create more "cell-free" zones in the next year. We may also begin to see prosecutors issuing subpoenas to cell phone providers to determine if someone was using their phone at the time of any fatality accidents.

See also:

"DWT is more dangerous than DWI" The Defense Rests (Dec. 22, 2009) (Official US Government website for distracted driving

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