The latest tactic promoted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its campaign "to save lives and cut down on traffic accidents" -- and possibly get an increase in its $931,000,000 yearly budget (FY 2013) from Congress and to give Tennessee $16,500,00.00 under the Governor's Highway Safety Office -- is its emphasis on "distracted driving". See http://www.distraction.gov/.
The issue of distracted driving has been gaining a lot of attention recently. Despite increased awareness, however, numerous drivers continue to engage in this dangerous behavior. This has prompted actions by lawmakers and federal officials.