Listener Takeout: Responses to Driving While Distracted

Friday, October 02, 2009

The hot topic on our show and across the country this week was "Driving While Distracted." Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation said almost 6,000 deaths last year were connected to driver distraction. They proposed some solutions, including a push for states to pass their own laws. You’ve been sending us your own ideas on this problem, which we cover this morning.

One listener, Anthony from Watchung, N.J., emailed us to say: “There is a BlackBerry application called "Color ID" which flashes a sequence of colors. I use this for important people who send messages. If it's cyan and purple, I know I need to check the message right away and look for a safe place to do so. Otherwise, I ignore the message.”

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