National Highway Safety Administration kicks off new campaign against distracted driving

The NHTSA says nearly 4,000 people were killed

The NHTSA says nearly 4,000 people were killed by distracted drivers who text behind the wheel in 2012. (April 3, 2014 5:47 PM)

The National Highway Safety Administration is kicking off a new campaign of TV spots and grants to boost state enforcement of distracted driving.

The NHTSA says nearly 4,000 people were killed in 2012 by distracted drivers who texted behind the wheel, and over 400,000 were injured. Safety advocates call texting and driving a growing problem.

Experts say in the seconds that it takes for...

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