The Department of Transportation has designated April as “Distracted Driving” Awareness month, a time to remind millions of Americans about the dangers of all types of distracted driving. For the past several years, our Rhode Island personal injury law firm has supported the effort to curb distracted driving. For April 2014, we have created a public safety campaign to increase awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.
Specifically, our 30 Days to Wipe Out Distracted Driving campaign will include daily tweets and other social media efforts to raise awareness throughout the states of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Tweets will stress that “distracted driving” is the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaging in any other activity. This includes monitoring a GPS device, changing music on an iPod player, eating while driving, etc. In recent years, texting while driving has been a major distraction amongst teens and adults alike, causing thousands of motor vehicle accidents.
Our Rhode Island car accident attorneys plan to accomplish the same goals as the National Safety Council: to prevent as many people as we can from using cell phones while driving and to convince people that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit due to their ability to cognitively distract the brain.
A few years ago, I spoke on the Rhode Show during Distracted Driving Awareness month. Watch the video below!