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Intexicated Driving Banned for Federal Employees

I read with great interest this article from, Combating Distracted Driving, about the prohibition on federal employees of driving and texting. It is my belief that distracted driving will eclipse other causes of ambulance crash fatalities and injuries – like speeding, use of red lights and sirens, failure to stop at controlled intersections. In the weeks to come I will be looking for data about ambulance crash causes from intexicated driving. Please send me any stories or reports that you are aware of.

Meanwhile, when you are driving any vehicle – work or personal – minimize distractions while driving. Save the phone calls, email, and text messages for when you are stopped.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.