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U.S. DOT Releases New “Faces of Distracted Driving” Video Featuring Family of Heather Lerch

Dan and Wendy Lerch of Rochester, Washington Speak About the Loss of Their 19-year-old Daughter Heather

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest video in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, featuring the family of 19-year-old Heather Lerch from Rochester, Washington.

New Research Shows Enforcement Cuts Distracted Driving

Pilot Programs in Syracuse, NY and Hartford, CT Significantly Curb Texting and Cell Phone Use Behind the Wheel

SYRACUSE – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced dramatic reductions in distracted driving in Syracuse, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, after two pilot projects measured the effect of increased law enforcement coupled with high-profile public education campaigns.

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases New “Faces of Distracted Driving” Video for Father’s Day

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today released the latest installment in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series, featuring a daughter who lost her father in a distracted driving crash. In the new video, Charlene Sligting from Elgin, Illinois, remembers her father, John Sligting, on the fourth anniversary of his death and urges drivers to focus on safety this Father’s Day weekend.

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