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The agencies and organizations listed below can provide more information on distracted driving and links to numerous other resources.

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

o Research and Evaluation –

o Behavioral Safety Research Reports –

o Traffic Safety Marketing –

For overviews of distracted driving prevalence, risks, legislation, research, and recommended strategies, see the following.

  • NHTSA’s Understanding the Effects of Distracted Driving and Developing Strategies to Reduce Resulting Deaths and Injuries: A Report to Congress – DOT HS 812 053 (Vegega et al., 2013).
  • NHTSA’s Driver Distraction: A Review of the Current State-of-Knowledge – DOT HS 810 787 (Ranney, 2008).
  • Overview of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Driver Distraction Program – DOT HS 811 299 (NHTSA, 2010).
  • GHSA’s Distracted Driving: Survey of the States (GHSA, 2013).
  • World Health Organization’s Mobile Phone Use: A Growing Problem of Driver Distraction (WHO & NHTSA, 2011).
  • NHTSA’s Blueprint for Ending Distracted Driving – DOT HS 811 629 (NHTSA, 2012).

Key terms

  • GDL: Graduated driver licensing, a three-phase system for beginning drivers consisting of a learner’s permit, a provisional license, and a full license. A learner’s permit allows driving only while supervised by a fully licensed driver. A provisional license allows unsupervised driving under certain restrictions.