Distracted Driving Affects EveryoneThursday, 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.