Distracted Driving Project

Find the latest news on road safety, preventing road deaths and crash injuries due to distracted driving or driver distraction behind the wheel, including policies and laws; penalties and fines; prevention efforts and campaigns; with an eye on auto industry safety-focused technology, global health-related issues and semiautonomous features toward future of autonomous vehicles. United States (U.S.), Canada, Australia, United Kingdom (U.K.)

Distracted Driving is a known killer, but it is not yet a social taboo to the extent that Drink-Driving has become with the advent of the Designated Driver as a social norm.



The Distracted Driving Project is sponsored by the Center for Health Communication

The Center has pioneered the development of health communication campaigns, starting over 30 years ago when it launched the U.S. Designated Driver Campaign in collaboration with Hollywood studios and TV networks. As mentioned in The New York Times, the Center is developing a U.S. campaign to prevent injuries and fatalities resulting from distracted driving.

We wanted to find out why all efforts to date to tackle distracted driving have utterly failed.
Jay Winsten (to the Associated Press)

Dr. Jay A. Winsten (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
AP Photo/Steven Senne

In this latest initiative, the Center is working with state and Federal officials to develop the next generation of public awareness messaging to prevent injuries and fatalities caused by “distracted driving.” As part of this and its overall mission, the Center seeks to provide a curated resource with the current distracted driving-related news and journalism from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K.