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Distracted driving victims spotlighted

By Luke Rosiak

Expanding on Transportation Department Secretary Ray LaHood's signature campaign against distracted driving, the department today launched a campaign called "Faces of the Distracted" on distracted.govdistraction.gov, focusing on the serious human toll that can result from a few seconds of texting or other distraction.

"The message is simple - Put it down!" the Web site says. It features videos with family members and others affected by the loss of life connected to distracted driving.

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The campaign highlights the human lives behind gruesome wrecks.

More videos after the jump...

By Luke Rosiak  | November 16, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
Categories:  Driving, Traffic Safety, Transportation Politics  | Tags:  Distracted driving  
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Comments

Silly WaPo. Everyone "knows" the real danger is the Gubmint watching us with speed cameras and those wacky cyclists trying to use our roads.

Just let us get back to speeding with one hand on the wheel and the other punching out "OMG!" on our cell phone.

Posted by: krickey7 | November 16, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

The correct website is www.distraction.gov.

Posted by: coffeedrinker8 | November 16, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

@krickey7 - I would think that the "real" danger is people who think like you do...

Posted by: lorincyn | November 17, 2010 7:34 AM | Report abuse

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