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Web video series to prevent distracted driving

Posted On Wed, November 17, 2010

It's been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. The U.S. Department of Transportation hopes that a video will be worth even more than that.

The department's latest efforts to combat distracted driving include web videos consisting of people talking about how a distracted motorist changed their lives. Stories include those who were injured or killed.

FocusDriven, a non profit organization aiming to end distracted driving, president Jennifer Smith says she hopes the videos will help spread the word on what can happen if people aren't focused on driving.

"Distracted driving can have dangerous and life-altering consequences," says Smith. "These videos will hopefully help change behaviors behind the wheel and keep our roads safe for everyone."

While cell phone use has received the most attention as of late, eating, changing the radio and grooming are a few other common forms of distracted driving.

Even if one is a careful motorist, that doesn't mean a person is sharing the road with others who are equally mindful. It's a good idea to have auto and life insurance should the unthinkable happen.

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