This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson discussing the national initiative to end distracted driving with teenagers.
JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Lara Johnson. Lara, cell phones and driving are unfortunately part of our culture, especially with teenagers. I understand that your firm is involved with a national initiative to reach teens about distracted driving.
LARA: That’s right, Joel, as a parent of two teenagers, I am especially concerned that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens–nearly three times higher than any other age group. Distraction is believed to contribute to more than 50% of teen crashes. Our firm is part of a national initiative to stop these senseless tragedies. End Distracted Driving is a program that is interactive, science-based, and contains a mix of poignant and humorous videos to engage teens. This program is free and is recognized by traffic safety experts as one of the most effective for teens.
JOEL: Thanks Lara. To learn more about this Distracted Driving Program and to schedule a speaker, visit CorsonJohnsonLaw.com. The Law and You is part of Corson & Johnson’s work to Make Communities Safer.