NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company today issued the following statement in response to the release of the findings from the U.S. Department of Transportation's distracted driving enforcement pilot program.
"Allstate applauds U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for continuing to lead the charge on curbing distracted driving. The results of efforts in Hartford, Conn. and Syracuse, N.Y. reinforce what we have said all along – that ending dangerous driving behavior is a multi-phase process.
"To truly make a difference, we need to enact, enforce and educate the public about texting bans that can save lives. This three-step approach is a reliable formula for helping to create safer roads.
"Allstate strongly believes that legislation must be combined with law enforcement and public education programs to create a real shift in changing safe driving norms. We support and encourage legislation banning texting behind the wheel, especially for teen drivers.
"Programs like Allstate's Save 11 campaign focus on enacting graduated driver licensing laws to protect and prepare America's youngest drivers behind the wheel. Movements like Allstate's X the TXT(SM) help build awareness about the dangers of texting behind the wheel and curb distracted driving."
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