San Diego accident attorneys, we are pleased that California was one of two states selected to receive
federal funding for pilot projects that will test the effectiveness of
increased law enforcement and high-profile public education campaigns
on distracted driving. The
announcement was made by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in connection with
the recently released “Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving,”
which is aimed to curb the dangerous practice of talking and texting while driving.
“We know from the success of national efforts like ‘Click It
or Ticket’ that combining good laws with effective enforcement and
a strong public education campaign can – and does – change
unsafe driving behavior,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland.
“Now, along with two great state partners, we’re using this
proven formula to help tackle distracted driving.”
California and Delaware will receive $2.4 million of federal support for
pilot programs that will examine whether increased police enforcement
coupled with paid media and news media coverage can significantly reduce
distracted driving over a widespread area. The California program focus
on the Sacramento valley region comprising eight counties and 3.8 million
residents, while the Delaware program will be conducted statewide. Both
projects will kick off this fall.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a
San Diego car accident, don’t hesitate to contact a
San Diego personal injury attorney
at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.