Ohio Working to Reduce Distracted Driving Through Educational Programs

by | February 14th, 2014

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes for automotive crashes in the United States today. In fact, the National Safety Council estimates that a distracted driving accident occurs every 24 seconds. The Ohio Car Accident Attorneys with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain experts have found raising public awareness about distracted driving, especially amongst younger drivers, is one of the best ways to combat the problem.

One Ohio man is working to achieve this mission through speaking engagements about the loss of his son to a distracted driver. He recently told Lorain County Joint Vocation School about his loss as part of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America class. To date, he has told his story to more than 15,000 nationwide.

An article from The Chronicle-Telegram stated that also as part of the program, participants watched several videos and films depicting the dangers of distracted driving.

Students left the course saying their opinions about the risks of distracted driving had changed and it was a behavior they would refrain from engaging in in the future.

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy and their team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers applaud the efforts being made curb distracted driving and hope programs like “Rusty’s Story” can continue to spread a message of safety to motorists.