TxDOT tackles distracted driving at summit

TxDOT holding distracted driving summit

AUSTIN - "You Talk. You Text. You Crash."

That's the message you've likely seen in an effort by the Texas Department of Transportation to get people to put down their phones and focus on the road while driving. TxDOT is holding a "Distracted Driving Summit" Thursday morning to reverse the trend of sometimes deadly distracted-driving crashes.

Last year, distracted driving crashes killed 482 people in Texas. And authorities estimate that one in five accidents are due to distracted driving.

The summit will take place at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in North Austin.


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