U.S. Transportation Secretary in Birmingham for summit

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Roy Lahood will be in Birmingham Thursday for a distracted driving summit hosted by UAB. Several other state and local officials are also invited.

The event begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Double Tree Hotel on 20th Street South.

Transportation, law enforcement, policy experts and others will discuss reducing the use of cell phones and mobile devices while driving.

Registration for the event has ended.