U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held Tuesday, September 21st in Washington, DC. Building on the success of last year’s summit, Secretary LaHood will convene leading transportation officials, safety advocates, law enforcement, industry representatives, researchers and victims affected by distraction-related crashes to address challenges and identify opportunities for national anti-distracted driving efforts.
In a media statement, Secretary LaHood says.
Secretary LaHood is encouraging those who can’t attend in person – particularly students and classrooms of young drivers – to tune in and help put an end to distracted driving in their communities. He also indicated that one year after this summit they will reconvene to take stock of their progress and “reassess the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will also speak at the summit.
The 2010 Distracted Driving Summit will be a live webcast at http://www.distraction.gov, enabling the participation of people around the country.