Do Teens Understand the Consequences of Distracted Driving?

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June 19, 2017
Colson Hicks Eidson

The consequences of distracted driving, particularly texting while driving, have been devastating in Florida and the entire country. In this video, attorney Julie Braman Kane explains that teenagers must understand that it only takes a split second to cause a distracted driving car accident that seriously injures or kills an innocent person. Parents should speak to their children and refrain from texting while driving themselves to set an example.

Video Transcription:

I’m the mother of a 16-year-old. He drives. He got his license almost a year ago. Kids think 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. What we really hope to do with this program is to prevent horrible unnecessary loss of lives by teaching teens and giving them the tools they need to do the right thing. And by letting kids understand what the ramifications are, by letting kids understand how really horribly dangerous it is to text and drive, or do other things while they’re driving, we hope that we’ll give them the tools to make great decisions, so that they do more better going forward. To reach an attorney at Colson Hicks Eidson please call us at 305-476-7400 or you can find us on the web at