Monday, November 2, 2009

Driving While Texting: House Energy and Commerce Committee to Hold Wireless Safety Hearing on 11/04 11/02/09 Boston - Following the lead of their Senate colleagues of a week ago, two Subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce late today posted notice of a hearing entitled "Driven To Distraction: Technological Devices and Vehicle Safety," to be held at 9:30 am, on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

The Subcommittees on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection and on Communications, Technology and the Internet will, according to the notice posted at 7:32 pm (ET) this evening on the Committee site, "examine safety issues concerning drivers distracted by wireless or other electronic communications devices built in or brought into the vehicle."

The Honorable Ray LaHood, Secretary, Department of Transportation

The Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission

David D. Teater, Senior Director, Transportation Strategic Initiatives, National Safety Council

Clarence M. Ditlow, Executive Director, Center for Auto Safety

Robert Strassburger, Vice President, Vehicle Safety and Harmonization, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers

Steve M. Largent, President and CEO, CTIA - The Wireless Association

Tom Dingus, Ph.D., Director, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Anne T. McCartt, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Insurance Institute for Highway and Auto Safety
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