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Get There Archive: distracted driving

How bad are D.C. drivers?

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.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Commuting , distracted driving , highways  
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Summer driving tips

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.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , distracted driving , highways , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, travel tips  
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LaHood takes cellphone fight global

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.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 18, 2010; 2:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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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