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Raja Krishnamoorthi Wants States to Stop Distracted Driving

Raja Krishnamoorthi Wants States to Stop Distracted Driving

If you’re driving in on your morning commute while you read this: stop! Distracted driving killed more than 3,000 people in 2017, with more than 400,000 people injured in crashes connected to a distracted driver. That’s why Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation that would create two supplemental grants for states to use for distracted driving prevention. “While distracted driving has always been an issue, the prevalence of cell phones has dramatically increased its pervasiveness and the chances of the dangerous collisions it creates,” Krishnamoorthi said. “We need smart solutions to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving and to enforce common-sense laws, and these grants will help provide both.” The States Afforded Funding Extensions To Oppose Driving Recklessly In Vehicular Engagements Act -- which he introduced with Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Mike Gallagher (R-WI) -- aims to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries by giving states the proper resources to educate drivers and help enforce distracted driving laws. More here.

Lawmakers Try Again to Open National Museum of the American Latino

Lawmakers Try Again to Open National Museum of the American Latino

Hispanic Caucus Asks to Meet Census Director About Census 2020 Latinx Participation Concerns

Hispanic Caucus Asks to Meet Census Director About Census 2020 Latinx Participation Concerns