President Obama Bans Government Workers from Texting While Driving

he stopped to text

he stopped to text

Hoping you see the opportunities here team.  Read between the lines and help all Government Employees.

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reprint from Reuters by Eddie Wren, President & Chief Instructor, Advanced Drivers of America:

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an order banning federal workers from text messaging while driving on official business or using government vehicles.
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“With nearly three million civilian employees, the federal government can and should demonstrate leadership in reducing the dangers of text messaging while driving,” said the executive order.
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It said recent deadly crashes involving drivers distracted by text messaging highlight a growing danger on the road.
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“Text messaging causes drivers to take their eyes off the road and at least one hand off the steering wheel, endangering both themselves and others,” it said.
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The order bans federal employees from text messaging — which it defines to include e-mailing, instant messaging or obtaining navigational information — when driving government-owned vehicles or private vehicles while on government business.
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On Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called distracted driving a serious epidemic.
Figures released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed more than 5,800 distracted driving deaths and 515,000 injuries last year…
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Read the full article, from Reuters, at: http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN01286876

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