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A driver's preoccupation with his cell phone has apparently resulted in his death, and sent two others to the hospital.
The figures from a recent crackdown against distracted driving in Fairfax County drive the point home. Over the past nine months, there's been a 48 percent increase in the number of distracted driving citations issued compared to the same period last year.
You might not want to admit it, but it's a pretty good bet you're doing some distracted driving. A new study finds your child, in the car with you, is watching closely.
Not all facets of the economic downturn have been negative. A new report indicates the recession has contributed to a significant drop in the highway death toll since 2005.
A new campaign is urging drivers to put down the phones in construction zones.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says people need to "take personal responsibility" and not use cell phones while driving.
WTOP's Adam Tuss accompanies Fairfax County Police as an officer looks for distracted drivers.
Lapses in Metro safety, such as the 2009 Red Line crash and recent documentationof Metro bus operators talking on cell phones and reading books, now seem exacerbated by a new finding that many of these violations go unreported.
More than 11,000 citations have already been issued in the District.
Because motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of worker fatalities, OSHA and DOT are teaming up to combat distracted driving. OSHA's David Michaels has details.