Quote of the Day: “Distracted driving is a serious and deadly epidemic on America’s roadways.”

“Distracted driving is a serious and deadly epidemic on America’s roadways,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, whose agency released a new survey near the start of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey determined that 660,000 drivers at any given moment of the day, are texting, tweeting or otherwise partially preoccupied by something other than driving.

Jeff Larson, president of the Boston-based Safe Road Alliance told the Los Angeles Times, “Police are finding the laws on distracted driving difficult to enforce. More states passing laws that allow only hands-free phoning or texting would let the police know that if drivers are holding a phone in their hand and manipulating it they are breaking the law.”