April 30, 2010 in City

Idaho, Oprah: Hang up and drive

The Spokesman-Review
 

Oprah Winfrey and Idaho traffic safety officials are asking drivers to make a commitment today to hang up and drive.

The day, dubbed the “No Phone Zone Day,” is an awareness campaign about texting and driving.

Digital message signs along Idaho highways will carry the safety message, “Driving/texting? Hang up. Arrive alive,” according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

Idaho does not yet have a law against driving and texting.

“Cell phones and texting are two of many distractions that drivers might experience when operating a motor vehicle. Distraction or inattention is a contributing cause of about one out of five motor vehicle crashes in Idaho,” according to the department’s statistics.

To take the “No Phone Zone” pledge, visit: www.oprah.com/nophonezone.


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