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NHTSA held a Public Meeting and Internet Forum that focused on the potential safety implications associated with driver distraction while using advanced in-vehicle technologies that allow drivers to phone, fax, E-mail, obtain route guidance, view infrared images on a head-up display, operate multimedia entertainment systems, or use the Internet.

Although the Internet Forum is now closed for comments, interested persons can read the technical papers and other contributions that had been made by researchers as well as the general public, through the link below.

If you would like to submit your comments about driver distraction to NHTSA, please send them to the docket we have set up for this purpose at The docket number is NHTSA-1999-6270

The public meeting was held on Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at which representatives of the public, industry, government, and safety groups were invited to share viewpoints, information, and recommendations regarding strategies and research to help minimize the safety consequences of distraction from these in-vehicle technologies. Information about the public meeting can be found in several of the links below.

U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
1-800-424-9153 (TTY)