Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Survey Has Some Disapointing Results When It Comes To Distracted Driving

A new survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says has some disappointing results when it comes to using phones while driving. More than 40 percent of people between 19 and 39 years old said they text while driving, and more than half talk on the phone while behind the wheel.

In 2012, the number of roadway deaths linked to distracted driving was 3,328, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administratio.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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