What are the Dangers of Distracted Driving?

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February 7, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

Florida Auto Accident Attorney Julie Kane Explains the Dangers of Texting While Driving

Distracted driving accidents are a national scourge, responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries every year. Our auto accident attorneys have seen firsthand how these crashes destroy lives and tear apart families. In this video, Florida auto accident attorney Julie Kane explains the dangers of distracted driving, why teenagers are most at-risk and what can be done to prevent future accidents. As a personal injury law firm dedicated to promoting public safety, our goal is to spearhead organizational efforts at high schools to warn teenagers about the dangers of distracted driving and to help them make better decisions.

Video Transcription

Texting while driving is not legal in the state of Florida. It’s a dangerous thing to do and no one should be taking actions that are dangerous. It’s not just endangering to you as the driver, but texting while driving endangers people all around you on the roads. It’s not fair to put not just your own life at risk, but to risk the lives and the safety of people in the community. If you don’t want to drive distracted, put your cellphone away. Don’t play with your radio. Don’t chatter with the people in the car but pay attention to what you’re doing. It will make all the difference in the world. It will set a great example for your kids. It will set a great example for people around you and it will save lives. I’m the mother of a 16-year-old. He drives. He got his license almost a year ago. Kids think that they’re invincible and they believe that nothing can ever happen to them. When tragedy strikes a teenager, as we see in our practice every single day, they’re shocked not just that it happened, but that it happened to them. During the month of September and following, we’re hoping to put lawyers in high schools across the country to give presentations from the End Distractive Driving Presentation program. We’re hoping to prevent a tremendous loss of life by working with teenagers across the country and helping them make better decisions. To reach an attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson, please call us at 305-476-7400 or you can find us on the web at www.Colson.com.