Oprah Winfrey’s Show on Distracted Driving


Millions of people are distracted while driving every day, all over the world.

Not necessarily by “texting and driving” alone, but there are lots of “distractions” while driving. Cell phones have become a major tool in the trucking industry and have been for a while.

Without cell phones some drivers would not be able to be dispatched on loads. Owner operators, running their business, have to be on the cell phone in order to be successful in their business. A complete ban would be devastating at least.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is working hard to eliminate the use of Cell phones completely while driving any vehicle. With a ban in full operation now for all government employees that started just after the 2009 Distracted Driving Summit U.S. Secretary Ray LaHood along with President Obama implemented the ban. While I will agree that using a cell phone while driving is dangerous, without the use of a headset, I still don’t think a complete ban is needed. I think “texting and driving” should be banned while driving, this service should be unavailable while the vehicle is in motion.

Oprah Winfrey is doing a show today on Distracted Driving. The show is featuring Jennifer Smith -president/Founding Board Member of a new advocacy group called FocusDriven.org. They were formed just after the Distracted Driving Summit held this past year. You can check Oprah’s website for local times.

© 2010, Truck Drivers News Blog. All rights reserved.

Related Posts:

About admin

I'm just a EX-truck driver, trying to pass along a little information. I been in the Trucking Industry as a driver for over 15 years. I have driven both as an owner operator and as a company driver. I have also been a driver instructor for an accredited truck driving school in KY. I am no longer a truck driver, but I consider myself to be a watchdog for the trucking industry. In fact this site is the #1 site for getting the real news about trucking. We don't hold back here, you will hear the full story. Twitter | |Truck Drivers News Facebook
This entry was posted in Truck Driver Industry and tagged , , , , , Distracted, , founding board member, Jennifer Smith, , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Oprah Winfrey’s Show on Distracted Driving

  1. Nereida Kelley says:

    Oprah is amazing. Such a beautiful soul. She does a lot of good for the world with her talk show and she has helped a ton of people with problems. She deserves all the wealth she has!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: