Safety advocates credit Mothers Against Drunk Driving with helping to change attitudes about getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Now, they hope a new organization will similarly dissuade people from driving while talking or texting on a cell phone, reports the New York Times. On Jan. 12, the Transportation Department and the National Safety Council, a nonprofit group, announced the formation of FocusDriven, an organization aimed at spreading awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. FocusDriven says it has taken cues about how to attack the issue from the leadership of MADD. The group evolved out of a distracted driving...

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