Carnegie Medal

Kentucky driver who saved jailer adds to awards collection with Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Clint Blackburn, a Kentucky driver who saved a law enforcement officer from an attack by a hostile prisoner and was named the 32nd Goodyear Highway Hero earlier this year, is one of 18 people to receive a Carnegie Medal for Heroism.

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DOT plans to ban trucker texting Truck and interstate bus drivers would be prohibited from using text messaging while driving under a rulemaking planned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, DOT plans to place restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Oct. 1 announcement came after a two-day summit on distracted driving. DOT recognizes distracted driving as a problem among all drivers, but the department currently has authority ...

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