WTRF reports that one in every four accidents are caused by texting and driving. Statistics show that about 1.6 million crashes every year are caused by cell phone use. Gold, Khourey and Turak work with residents from all over the Ohio Valley (Wheeling, Steubenville, St. Clairsville, Moundsville) that are victims of auto accidents. The dangers of texting while operating a motor vehicle don’t only affect those in their vehicle, but everyone on the road. The lawyers at Gold, Khourey and Turak know that prevention is the best way to cut down on auto accidents.
We simply want to get the message out to the community that its important to put the phone down, to keep our roads safe. I have four kids of my own. I want my kids safe. I want my community safe.
Building awareness around the dangers of distracted driving is important to start with young drivers. Over thirty students from the Ohio Valley are going to help in the crusade. After discussing as a group, the students offered some great insight into how they could help the cause.
Tell the person that’s texting you, “Hey, I will get back to you when I get there.” Me getting to my destination safely is more important than replying to your text message or calling you back on the phone.
Badyn Woodford – Sophomore at St. Clairsville High School
Listen to the radio. Stay focused. Keep looking forward, rather than trying to text and be connected to your friends.
Kora Anderson – Paden City, West Virginia
WTRF will be airing commercials throughout the year featuring the students of the Ohio Valley and Attorney Teena Miller. The message is clear, distracted driving puts everyone in danger. All drivers need to keep their eye on the road and off the phone.
You can read the entire WTRF.com article: Local law firm, students collaborate for distracted driving commercial