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FocusDriven to Raise Awareness of Distracted Driving

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The National Safety Council and the U.S. Dept. of Transportation announced a new, non-profit advocacy group, FocusDriven. The advocacy group’s mission is to "Support victims of cell phone distracted driving and families of victims, and increase public awareness of the dangers of cell phone distracted driving by putting a human face on the disastrous impact of this behavior, in order to promote corresponding public policies, programs and personal responsibility."

A U.S. Dept. of Transportation news release states that "FocusDriven is a direct outgrowth of the September 2009 national Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, DC called by Secretary LaHood. Since the two-day meeting that brought together affected families, law enforcement, researchers, public officials and others, family members of distracted driving victims have worked to establish an advocacy organization with support from the Department of Transportation and the National Safety Council (NSC), a nonprofit organization that uses leadership, research, education and advocacy to prevent injuries and save lives. FocusDriven’s new website, www.focusdriven.org, hosts information on distracted driving, help for victims and family members, and ways to get involved."

For more info on the new group and its vision, visit FocusDriven.org.