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Second national Distracted Driving Summit set for September 21

September 19, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will convene the second national Distracted Driving Summit on Tuesday, September 21 in Washington, D.C.

Building on the success of last year's summit, this year's event brings together 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 begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21. There will be a live webcast of the event. For more information, see Distracted Driving Summit.

UMTRI research professor Paul Green discusses distracted driving on Michigan Radio. See Michigan Radio interview.

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