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How Can 9/11 Help Fight Distracted Driving?

October 31, 2016
Colson Hicks Eidson

Where were you on September 11, 2001? It’s a question that most of America can answer without a second thought. That’s because 9/11 marks the day that the United States and the world were changed forever by terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. However, these attacks of fear—meant to tear us apart—only pulled us together in bonds of friendship and caring. Now, 15 years later, the American Association of Justice (AAJ) wants you to remember those bonds and use them for good.

The Spirit of 9/11 Can Help Fight Distracted Driving

After 9/11, the AAJ started the Trial Lawyers Care initiative, which offered free legal help to the survivors of these terror attacks. Over 1,100 lawyers donated over 100 years’ worth of time—in the form of legal services—to help those survivors, and now 15 years later, the AAJ wants to continue helping. The organization is urging law professionals all over the country to join EndDD for speaking events to help stop distracted driving.

The events to be held at schools all over the nation started running in September, and they won’t wrap up until the end of the school year. So far, over 300,000 teens have already been reached. Program organizers hope that millions more will be touched by the message that distracted driving is just as deadly as drunk driving.

The president of the AAJ, Colson Hicks Eidson partner Julie Braman Kane, announced the organization’s latest program to help protect the children of our country. She hopes that the same spirit of service that swept the legal community in 2001 will once again blossom in 2016 to help save lives.

The AAJ expects that well over 1,000 attorneys all across our country will sign up for the 9/11 Project. Here in Florida, hundreds have already answered the call. Are you ready to end distracted driving? Tell us your ideas to fight distracted driving on Facebook and Twitter, and keep following this blog for more ways to help.