Additional Requirement – 29: Compliance with EO13513, “Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging while Driving”, October 1, 2009
Grant recipients and sub-recipients of grant funds are prohibited from texting while driving a Government owned vehicle or when using Government furnished electronic equipment while driving any vehicle. Texting means reading from or entering data into any handheld or other electronic device, including SMS texting, e-mailing, instant messaging, obtaining navigational information, or engaging in any other form of electronic data retrieval or electronic data communication. Driving means operating a motor vehicle on an active roadway with the motor running, including while temporarily stationary due to traffic, a traffic light, stop sign or otherwise. It does not include operating a motor vehicle with or without the motor running when one has pulled over to the side of, or off, an active roadway and has halted in a location where one can safely remain stationary. Grant recipients and sub-recipients are responsible for ensuring their employees are aware of this prohibition and adhere to this prohibition.