Lanier: Put the cell phone down
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is joining national leaders to urge people to stop using their cell phones while driving.
Winfrey wasn't there, but Gayle King, editor-at-large of O magazine, interviewed Lanier about the city's distracted driving laws.
Lanier said she's seen countless "tragic consequences" when motorists use their phones.
She said D.C. police have written about 11,000 distracted driving tickets annually since the law went into effect in 2004 and it may be having an impact. In the last two years, the chief says the District has seen the lowest level of traffic fatalities in about 25 years.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| April 30, 2010; 12:00 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety | Tags: Gayle King, Mobile phone, Newseum, Oprah Winfrey Show, OprahWinfrey
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