NCDOT Announces New Safety Partnership to Reduce Distracted Driving

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have a special announcement on Wednesday, May 16, at 10 a.m at the westbound Interstate 40 rest area in Benson.

In efforts to reduce distracted driving crashes, NCDOT will unveil the Safe Phone Zone program, a public-private partnership that designates rest areas as safe locations for use of cell phones for calling, texting and surfing the web.

Among the speakers at the announcement will be NCDOT Chief Engineer Tim Little.

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