The Terrell Hogan law firm is reminding teen and adult drivers during Distracted Driving Awareness Month that it offers free distracted driving presentations.
“Distracted driving is an epidemic,” said Wayne Hogan, president of Terrell Hogan. “It kills more people in the United States each year than polio did in the worst year of that epidemic.”
Since it began five years ago, the Terrell Hogan Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign has reached 7,200 teens and adults in Northeast Florida. The presentation for high school students focuses on the tragedies, victims and consequences of driving distracted and offers strategies to combat it. At the end of the presentation, students can sign an anti-distracted driving pledge reminding them not to text, call or use their phone while driving.
The law firm also offers a presentation for employers, which explores the consequences of accidents caused by distracted driving, such as higher insurance rates, civil lawsuits and OSHA fines. The presentation is available for businesses, nonprofit organizations and civic groups.
The Terrell Hogan Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign was inspired by the Casey Feldman Foundation and Enddd.org in memory of Casey Feldman, a 21-year-old pedestrian who was killed by a distracted driver in a crosswalk on the way to her summer job.
“It’s not just texting,” said Hogan. “Talking on the phone – even hands-free – is not danger-free. It causes brain distraction. Our only job on the road is to drive.”
To schedule a free 45-minute presentation, call Terrell Hogan at (904) 722-2228 or visit terrellhogan.com.