Vlingo would like to offer congratulations to Matt Richtel, technology reporter at the NY Times for his 2010 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for “Driven to Distraction”. Below is an excerpt from the Associate Press.

NATIONAL REPORTING: Matt Richtel and members of The New York Times staff

Richtel’s articles and the work of the newspaper’s online staff detailing the dangers of distracted driving “generated the biggest impact of anything The Times published all year,” the newspaper’s nominating letter said. The series detailed the dangers of texting and using cell phones while driving, and helped lead businesses and the federal government to ban employees from texting behind the wheel. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said his agency would try to stop truckers from using phones while driving.

Matt covered Vlingo on May 20, 2009 in his article entitled “Driving While Texting Remains Popular & Dangerous”.

Erin Keleher, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, Vlingo