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Automobiles / Safe Driving and Technology #193383

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 18, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Government hearings on distracted drivers noted; statistics on driving problems for cell telephone users cited.

(New York: Bill Blakemore) The dangers of technology in distracting drivers on the road examined; examples cited of accidents and the new technology. [POLICEMAN - describe what happened.] [Motorola marketing director Brian GATCH, Alliance of Auto Manufacturers Wann WILBUR - defend the options.] [Accident victim's mother Joyce WHITE - says driver distraction happens fast.] [Marlboro, New Jersey, Mayor Matt SCANNAPIECO - comments.] New England Journal of Medicine study finding that both hand- held and hand-free phones promote accidents noted.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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