Why We Should All Be Glad Ray LaHood Won’t Be Transportation Secretary Anymore / by Damon Lavrinc

Finally we get a piece that’s critical of Lord LaHood’s reign, but Patrick at Jalopnik could’ve gone a bit further in his bullets. Specifically, the complete lack of a focus on driver training and the mythical 9% of vehicle fatalities involved “distracted driving”.

Distracted driving does account for over 3,000 deaths a year, but how do you define “distracted”? It could be talking on a mobile phone, searching the web or texting, but it could also be eating a hamburger, having a conversation with a passenger or smacking your kids in the back seat. My first crash involved flicking a mosquito off my leg, so let’s mandate FLY STRIPS IN ALL CARS!