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Distracted Driving Continues to Threaten

DENVER – (May 14, 2010) – Over 25% of all car crashes involve drivers who are either texting or talking on their cell phone.

Studio 12 host Steffan Tubbs discusses the growing epidemic of distracted driving with experts and families who have lost loved ones. Once you hear the startling data and meet the families who have suffered loss from such careless acts, you’ll be convinced to change your habits behind the wheel.

Guests Ray La Hood, Secretary of Transportation Shelley Forney, Director of Focus Driven and parent whose daughter was killed by a distracted driver, David Teater, Senior Director of the National Safety Council and parent whose son was killed by a distracted driver, and Sgt. John Hahn, Colorado State Patrol will discuss their thoughts Wednesday, May 19 at 8 p.m. on Channel 12.1.

Viewers may call in during the live Studio 12 program (303-296-1253) or send questions via email (studio12@kbdi.org) or via the station’s Facebook fan page, KBDI-12 Colorado Public Television.  Questions may be sent before or during the program.

This episode of Studio 12 also will be available for viewing via the on-demand feature of www.KBDI.org after May 21, 2010.




About Colorado Public Television (KBDI)

Colorado Public Television, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. Channel 12’s "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. The station delivers three digital channels: its flagship main broadcast signal with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (12.1); the best of independently produced documentaries, music, travel, exercise, cooking, public affairs and more (12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing international news from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (12.3).



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