Federal Government Bans Texting While Driving, Launches “Distraction.gov”

Back in October, President Obama signed an executive order banning all federal employees from text messaging when they are behind the wheel of government vehicles and from texting in their own cars if they use government-issued phones or are on official business.

That executive order that goes live as of today, Wednesday, December 30, 2009 and means that more than 3 million federal workers are prohibited from texting while driving government vehicles.

See the new government website below:


Along with the executive order going live today, the Federal Government has also launched their own website on the subject of texting while driving.  Distraction.gov is the government website that provides information, statistics, video, and other content warning drivers about the dangers of texting while driving.

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