Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Call to Action...

From the press release:
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) is placing full-page ads in the Sept. 30 issues of USA Today and The Washington Post that call for distracted driving legislation. Publicly taking a position on the need for legislation is a first for Volvo, and the company chose to do so simultaneous to the Department of Transportation’s “Distracted Driving Summit” in Washington, D.C. The summit is a two-day meeting between senior transportation officials, elected officials, safety advocates, law enforcement representatives and academics to discuss
how to combat distracted driving. The ads discuss how Volvo, which is not a Summit
participant, has long been focused on eliminating collisions in which distracted driving is
a factor. Volvo has done this, in part, by building cars that stop themselves and warn
fatigued drivers when they waiver from their lane.
“With the proliferation of cell phone use and text messaging while behind the wheel,
distracted driving is on the rise and is a leading cause of traffic accidents,” said Doug
Speck, VCNA president and CEO. “Reasonable laws that help focus a driver’s attention
on the road will help reduce collisions, just as laws to enforce seat belt use have helped
save lives. By holding this summit, the DOT is demonstrating its commitment to resolve
an ever-growing safety issue.”
Lehman Volvo York: www.lehmanvolvoyork.com
Lehman Volvo Mechanicsburg: www.lehmanvolvo.com

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