Arizona Distracted Driving Summit
Save the Date – Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the State Capitol.
NEWS UPDATE – Tucson City Council votes in favor of primary hands-free cellphone ordinance!! (Jan 9, 2018)
On January 24, 2018 a coalition of dedicated partners will host the Arizona Distracted Driving Summit at the Arizona State Capitol.
The purpose of the summit is to support the citizens and workers of coalition members as well as to facilitate public awareness regarding the growing incidence involving distracted drivers/citizens on our roadways.
The event is being facilitated 100% by non-profit organizations. More details will be published as they become available.
For more information, please click HERE
Attached, is an interesting article on Cognitive Distraction – Understanding the Distracted Brain – White Paper
More information may also be found on FACEBOOK
Also FYI, currently, the State of Arizona outlaws texting and driving, but only for new drivers. Locally, however, Oro Valley, Pima County and the City of Tucson have enacted more stringent rules. in both Oro Valley and Pima County, texting while driving is considered a primary offence – you can be stopped solely for texting while driving. Currently, in the City of Tucson, texting while driving is a secondary offence, meaning you can only be cited if you are stopped for another reason.
Reasons or not, texting and driving, or driving while trying to do any other activity (distracted driving) is dangerous. Don’t worry primarily about citations, worry primarily about staying focused on the task at hand – Drive Alive.