U.S. DOT announces Distracted Driving Design Challenge winner
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently unveiled the winning entry of the Distracted Driving Design Challenge. The design contest aimed to raise awareness on the dangers of texting and driving, and invited teens to create an image to be shared across different social networking websites, according to The Trucker.
The winning "Text & Wreck" icon, designed by a 14-year-old student in Florida, will be incorporated into the DOT's Distracted Driving campaign. The DOT works hard to ensure the safety of everyone on the road, from those with a driver's permit to more seasoned professionals with commercial driver licenses. One of their biggest challenges are instructing teens on the dangers of texting while driving, the source reported.
DOT released a "Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving" plan, offering a comprehensive strategy to address the use of cell phones on the road. Stakeholders around the United States can use steps outlined in the plan to understand the risk of distracted driving and how to keep themselves safe from possible collisions.
"The Department of Transportation is committed to helping young drivers get the message that texting and driving don't mix," Ray LaHood,U.S. transportation secretary, told the The Trucker. "I hope her social media icon will serve as a helpful icebreaker for young drivers struggling to speak up to others about the dangers of distracted driving."
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently unveiled the winning entry of the Distracted Driving Design Challenge.