Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, congratulating her on her confirmation as Chair of the FCC and seeking assistance from her agency to combat distracted driving caused by mobile devices.
“The phenomena of social media addiction is not only linked to deaths from mental health disorders, but also to deadly road incidents caused by drivers distracted by social media on their mobile phones,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “Implementing safe driving prevention technology in new cars is the indispensable solution that our industry, many like it, and American drivers need to travel roads safely.”
NWRA continues to strongly advocate for government action on this issue. NWRA has requested meetings with agencies, sent letters, and held meetings with Congressional offices to urge support for federal action on the dangers of mobile devices.