Last month, we wrote about new guidelines issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) aimed at eliminating distracted driving.  Now, the federal government is asking for your feedback. 

NHTSA has announced that it will hold three public hearings to give drivers an opportunity to comment on the guidelines.  The hearings will be held in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. 

If you can’t attend one of these hearings, don’t worry.  You can submit your comments in writing.  NHTSA is asking for all written comments to be submitted by April 24, 2012.  You can submit your comments online using the Federal eRulemaking Portal or mail your comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

The NHTSA guidelines are meant to promote driver safety by discouraging automakers from equipping their vehicles with excessively distracting devices.  The Florida car accident attorneys at Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, applaud the government for stepping in and asking the automakers to help make our highways safer. 

An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help 

If you or someone you love has been injured by a distracted driver in Florida, call the law firm of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney today at (800) 299-8878 or fill out our convenient online contact form for a free consultation.  We have provided legal assistance to car accident victims in South Florida and the Treasure Coast since 1975. We believe that distracted driving is a life-threatening behavior that can be stopped!