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Happy No Phone Zone Day! When Oprah Winfrey talks, people listen. Now, Oprah is telling you to shut up – well, at least while you’re driving. The talk show diva has partnered with the Governors Highway Safety Association and a variety of other agencies to get the message out about distracted driving.

On a special live show airing today (April 30), she’ll be dedicating the hour to the dangers of driving and cell phone use. It might not be the sexiest of topics, but it’s an important one, especially since many provinces and states have passed cell phone laws that penalize drivers using hand-held mobile phones and devices.

The show is promoting a new awareness campaign called “No Phone Zone,” which cautions drivers not to talk or text on their mobile devices while driving. During this special episode, Oprah will interview the families of victims of distracted driving collisions, as well as government officials, advocacy organizations, parents, youth, and law enforcement officers to discuss best practices and steps to limit distracted driving. The hour-long Oprah Winfrey Show will also host viewing rallies in cities across the US, including Detroit, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Tune in this Friday and pledge to make your car a “No Phone Zone.” Great for both old and new drivers alike, Oprah will be offering tips that you can implement within your own community. Currently, 23 states and Washington, D.C. have texting laws, as well as four Canadian provinces (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, and Ontario).


Source: Autoguide.com
 

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I used to talk on my cell phone all the time when I drove, thankfully that habit has stopped. It just isn't worth the risk.
 

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That is good to hear :D

I just wish that more people would focus on driving... there are already a multitude of bad drivers out there, we don't need cell phones distracting them even more.

I know we live in a day and age where we need to be connected and reachable all moments of the day, but I'd rather arrive at my destination unharmed. Most cells have voicemail anyways, so just leave a message and I'll return your call when I can... that just makes sense to me :rolleyes:
 
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