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District to Unveil New Tools to Combat Distracted Driving

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m., the DC Highway Safety Office (HSO) and Metropolitan Police Department Executive Assistant Chief Jeffrey Carroll will launch Driving Awareness Month with national partners, as the District launches a new resource to raise awareness on the dangers of distracted driving. The District was one of two states selected to receive a competitive grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association and General Motors. Using these funds, the HSO will launch two portable trailers that will detect distracted drivers and issue immediate feedback to drivers without capturing any personal information. Members of the media and community partners will have an opportunity to see this technology in action at this event.

The HSO is part of the Office of the Deputy Mayor’s Office for Operations and Infrastructure (DMOI). With an aim to achieve Vision Zero, the HSO leads many Bowser Administration initiatives to reduce roadway crashes, injuries, and fatalities.


Wednesday, April 3 at 1:30 p.m.


  • Executive Assistant Chief Jeffrey Carroll, MPD
  • Rick Birt, Director, DC HSO
  • David Strickland, Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs, General Motors
  • Jonathan Adkins, CEO, Governors Highway Safety Association
  • Rhea Bhat, Georgetown student and distracted driving victim


Washington Canal Park (Corner of L St. SE and 2nd St. SE)

*Closest Metro Station: Navy-Yard Ballpark
*Closest Bikeshare Station: 3rd & M Street SE

Gwen Cofield (DMOI) – (202) 202-841-0143;  [email protected]
Office of Communications (MPD) – (202) 727-4383; [email protected]