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ASSE Revises Position Statement on Distracted Driving

ASSE has revised its Position Statement on Distracted Driving in Motor Vehicles, addressing the current national discussion focused on distractions from electronic devices used to make calls, text, play music and search for information.  Legislative and regulatory action aimed at these risks is needed.  But attention to electronic devices should not take away from an overall understanding that electronic devices are only one part of the distracted driving problem.  ASSE encourages its members to involve themselves in the debate primarily from their professional position as SH&E professionals who can bring attention to the fact that incidents on highways are the leading cause of workplace deaths.

Related:

AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary

Link from Oprah's recent episode - http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/Americas-New-Deadly-Obsession

Distracted Driving - Texting Accident Recreation: