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Unformatted text preview: U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : 1 99010 SENATE " ! 111TH CONGRESS 2d Session REPORT 2010 111355 Calendar No. 656 DISTRACTED DRIVING PREVENTION ACT OF 2009 R E P O R T OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION ON S. 1938 NOVEMBER 30, 2010.Ordered to be printed VerDate Mar 15 2010 21:26 Dec 01, 2010 Jkt 099010 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4012 Sfmt 4012 E:\HR\OC\SR355.XXX SR355 congress.#13 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with HROC (II) SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, West Virginia, Chairman DANIEL K. INOUYE, Hawaii JOHN F. KERRY, Massachusetts BYRON L. DORGAN, North Dakota BARBARA BOXER, California BILL NELSON, Florida MARIA CANTWELL, Washington FRANK R. LAUTENBERG, New Jersey MARK PRYOR, Arkansas CLAIRE MCCASKILL, Missouri AMY KLOBUCHAR, Minnesota TOM UDALL, New Mexico MARK WARNER, Virginia MARK BEGICH, Alaska KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON, Texas OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, Maine JOHN ENSIGN, Nevada JIM DEMINT, South Carolina JOHN THUNE, South Dakota ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi GEORGE S. LEMIEUX, Florida JOHNNY ISAKSON, Georgia DAVID VITTER, Louisiana SAM BROWNBACK, Kansas MIKE JOHANNS, Nebraska ELLEN DONESKI, Staff Director JAMES REID, Deputy Staff Director BRUCE ANDREWS, General Counsel ANN BEGEMAN, Republican Staff Director BRIAN HENDRICKS, Republican General Counsel TODD BERTOSON, Republican Senior Counsel VerDate Mar 15 2010 21:26 Dec 01, 2010 Jkt 099010 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 5904 Sfmt 5904 E:\HR\OC\SR355.XXX SR355 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with HROC Calendar No. 656 111TH CONGRESS R EPORT " ! SENATE 2d Session 111355 DISTRACTED DRIVING PREVENTION ACT OF 2009 NOVEMBER 30, 2010.Ordered to be printed Mr. ROCKEFELLER, from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, submitted the following R E P O R T [To accompany S. 1938] The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, to which was referred the bill (S. 1938) to establish a program to re- duce injuries and deaths caused by cell phone use and texting while driving, having considered the same, reports favorably there- on with an amendment (in the nature of a substitute) and rec- ommends that the bill (as amended) do pass. PURPOSE OF THE BILL The purpose of S. 1938, as reported, is to establish a program to reduce injuries and deaths caused by cell phone use and texting while driving. BACKGROUND AND NEEDS The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that in 2008, nearly 16 percent of all motor vehicle fatali- ties and 22 percent of all motor vehicle injuries occurred in crashes in which at least one form of distracted driving was reported in the crash report. As large as these numbers are, they still may not state the true size of the problem, as the identification of distrac- tion by law enforcement and its role in a crash can be very difficult to ascertain. What is clear is that exposure to distracted driving has skyrocketed with the explosion of cell phones and other per-...
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