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Tuesday
Nov162010

Transportation Department Hosts Web Series to End Distracted Driving

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation is going viral in an effort to put an end to distracted driving.  The new campaign comes in the form of web videos in which the stories of distracted driving victims are shared.

The series, called Faces of Distracted Driving, is up on YouTube and features relatives speaking on how they lost their loved ones -- like Elissa Schee, who lost her 13-year-old daughter when a truck driver, who was on his cell phone, rear-ended a bus she was riding in, causing it to catch on fire.

The transportation department says distracted driving killed more than 5,000 people last year.

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