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Roughly every three days, one person biking or walking is killed by someone driving a car in the Chicago region.

Distracted Driving Summit

Today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off the first ever national Distracted Driving Summit. In his presentation, Secretary LaHood released a report documenting nearly 6,000 deaths and more than 515,000 injuries each year caused by distracted driving.

President Obama is supporting efforts to ban text messaging by drivers while operating motor vehicles. Illinois last year enacted its own ban on text messaging. The sponsor of that bill, State Rep. John D'Amico, will be presenting at the Distracted Driving Summit tomorow.

You can follow the proceedings ot the Distracted Driving Summit on Twitter at http://twitter.com/distractdriving.