By Lori Todd, AutoNation on Friday, April 30, 2010
Today, Oprah Winfrey has organized “No Phone Zone Day,” a national day of awareness and public service campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of distracted driving, which claims the lives of nearly 6,000 Americans annually.
“A call or text isn’t worth taking a life,” said Winfrey. “We must not allow more mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, sisters and brothers to die before we take action against distracted driving. Let’s put a stop to it now, by joining together on April 30 for national ‘No Phone Zone Day’, and by making our cars a ‘No Phone Zone.’” (source)
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), FocusDriven, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and RADD, the Entertainment Industry’s Voice for Road Safety, will be joining Oprah for “No Phone Zone Day.”
Today, the Oprah show will be filmed live, and viewing rallies will be held in Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. You can check local listings here.