The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute has joined the newly launched National Distracted Driving Coalition.

The coalition aims to accelerate national efforts to implement short- and long-term interventions that will promote attentive driving and eliminate distracted driving fatalities and injuries.

“As a member of the National Distracted Driving Coalition, our research institute is looking forward to contributing to improving the quality of data collection on prevalence of distracted driving on US roadways and conducting research to limit distracted driving-related crashes,” said Charlie Klauer, VTTI researcher and industrial and systems engineering professor at Virginia Tech.

The National Distracted Driving Coalition’s steering committee is composed of individuals from government, academia, and industry who are dedicated to creating a culture of attentive drivers.