2010 Distracted Driving Summit – Today!

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Agenda for
Second National Distracted Driving Summit

Washington, DC – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held on September 21st , 2010 in Washington, DC. Building on the success of last year’s summit, Secretary LaHood will convene leading transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement, industry representatives, researchers and victims affected by distraction-related crashes to address challenges and identify opportunities for national anti-distracted driving efforts.

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will also speak at the summit.

“Thousands of people are killed or injured every year in accidents caused by distracted drivers,” said Secretary LaHood. “One year after our first national Distracted Driving Summit, we will reconvene to take stock of our progress and reassess the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to hearing insights from our distinguished panelists and guests, and know that by working together, we will save lives.”

The 2010 Distracted Driving Summit will be live webcast at www.distraction.gov, enabling the participation of people around the country. Secretary LaHood is encouraging those who can’t attend in person – particularly students and classrooms of young drivers
– to tune in and help put an end to distracted driving in their communities. People watching the summit via webcast can also submit questions for panelists in advance by emailing DDSummit@dot.gov and indicating which panel the question is for in the subject line.

Questions should be submitted by close of business on Monday, September
20.

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