Distracted Driving Affects Everyone

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

In May 2013, a study by the Cohen Children’s Medical Center found that texting and driving is now responsible for more teen deaths than  drinking and driving. Distracted driving is not only texting – according to the CDC, 69 percent of drivers reported talking on their phone while driving within 30 days.

Jake Owen, a Baltimore resident, was five-years old when he was killed three days after Christmas in 2011, as a result of a crash caused by a driver talking on his cell phone. After a trial, the driver was fined a mere $1,000. Please click on this link, or type www.jakeslaw.org into your address  bar, to go to the website created in memory of Jake Owen.  This website promotes awareness and advocacy to reduce distracted driving.

This entry was posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 1:35 pm and is filed under Blog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.


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