For Release, Ohio, United States 2013
As an Ohio injury lawyer focusing on motor vehicle accidents I urge AAA to redouble its suppport of no texting and driving. Texting and driving is now said to be the number 1 cause of teen deaths. Let us not stop here. Let’s go farther . Stop all cell phone use while driving a car. After all, taking your eyes of the road to dial a cell phone is just as dangerous as texting.
In 2011 AAA started a campaign against texting and driving putting up billboards and publishing a number to call while stopped to show your support for the then proposed State of Ohio no texting law. Call that number now and it is not a good number. Yes, Ohio passed a no texting law. But that is not the end of the story.
We must not only campaign for laws , but we must take the message to the people. To the parents, to the schools, to the kids that drive. It is behavior we are concerned about in the end. Not just making laws. Sure that helps to shape behaior, but there is much more to be done. Here is what you can do right now.
It is not only teenagars that are texting and using cell phones. Even professional truck drivers are texting while driving with disastrous results. How many parents are on the phone in the car. The example being set is shameful and I’m guilty of it also . It’s time for me to stop. It’s time for all of us to stop driving and using cell phones.
Ask Everyone In Your Family To Pledge No Cell Phone Use While Driving
You want to take the challenge. Let me make it simple . Print this article off and sign the pledge at the bottom of the page. Make copies and have every driver in your family sign.
No Cell Phone Use While Driving Pledge
I understand that cell phone use while driving is hazardous. It takes my eyes of the road. It can cause deadly accidents. It is the leading cause of teenage driving deaths. Therefore I pledge with all my hearts as follows:
I pledge not to drive and use a cell phone.