District of Columbia drivers are the third worst in the nation, according to a survey by an insurance company on rules-of-the-road knowledge.
Like many of the transportation officials and advocates who attended the Wednesday morning groundbreaking for the HOT lanes operations center, John B. Townsend II of AAA Mid-Atlantic was late. Everybody got stuck in the traffic jam caused by a serious accident on I-395. Townsend, who was there to raise awareness for the Orange Cones. No Phones campaign against distracted driving, used the personal experience to make a point.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will go global with his crusade against distracted driving Wednesday, joining United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to launch an international effort.
Washington Post Editors
May 18, 2010; 2:28 PM ET |
Categories: Driving , Safety , distracted driving | Tags: Ban Ki-moon, Ray LaHood, Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations, United States Secretary of Transportation, World Health Organization, distracted driving
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