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Ray LaHood

Entries by Ray LaHood

A Strategic Investment: Getting Americans to Their Jobs

(82) Comments | Posted May 12, 2011 | 8:11 AM

Two years ago, President Obama asked us to form a Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an interagency effort led by the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency. He challenged us to find ways to help build stronger, more economically resilient and competitive communities --...

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A Chance to Help Save Lives

(2) Comments | Posted August 12, 2010 | 4:53 PM

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, taking your eyes off the road for only two seconds doubles your crash risk. But it also takes only two seconds to turn off your phone and other devices when getting behind the wheel. Yet, in 2008, nearly 6,000 people were killed...

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Distracted Driving: A Deadly Epidemic

(20) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 7:00 AM

A few weeks ago, a Minneapolis driver dropped her cell phone on the passenger side floor, reached to pick it up, and slammed into a stopped car in front of her. She killed Grayson Paul Earl Jett, a 14-month-old boy, in a tragic pattern of events that repeats itself on...

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