President Barack Obama (via the Whitehouse.gov website) has released a proclamation declaring December 2010 as ‘National Impaired Driving Prevention Month’.
This is another indication of the importance that the Federal government attaches to the issue of driver distraction (amongst other causes of impaired driving).
This portion of the statement is very relevant to employers and members of the workforce who need to use laptops/computers when on the road:
“This National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, we must also draw attention to the dangers of distracted driving, including using electronic equipment or texting while behind the wheel of a vehicle..”
Note the specific mention of the use of electronic equipment, not just texting/cell phone use.
The full text of the whitehouse release can be read here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/01/presidential-proclamation-national-impaired-driving-prevention-month
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