National Attention for Distracted Driving

by Terry Bryant

Distracted driving is gaining national attention. CNN is hosting a weeklong online series “DWD: Driving While Distracted,” culminating with a television special on Saturday, August 6, at 1:30 p.m. CT.

In response to growing concerns over distracted driving, CNN is placing the spotlight on this serious social issue and generating national media coverage on its dangerous effects.

The focus of CNN’s coverage is on the following issues:

  • Deaths caused by distracted driving;
  • Social media as a leading cause of distracted driving;
  • Distracted driving’s effect on the brain; and
  • How teens are influenced by distractions while driving.

For more information on CNN’s coverage of distracted driving, visit