Every weekend in April, troopers will be in Subway restaurants to promote National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The “W8 2 TXT” campaign features safety information and wristbands which encourage teens to wait to text message. Officers are available to answer questions concerning safe driving practices. All events are free to the public, and the police encourage parents and their teens to attend an event. A NASCAR driver will be at one event to show support for the campaign. “Local Subway restaurants and local Troopers have partnered to urge drivers to wait until they are not behind the wheel to send text messages” says a press release. Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to collide, according to news reports.
As a Columbia auto accident attorney, my thoughts are with those involved in accidents with a texting driver. If you or someone dear to you was harmed by a negligent driver, discuss your claim with a personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case and protect your rights. When you have a lawyer on your side, you are more likely to get the results you deserve. An attorney can help walk you through your case, and answer any questions you may have. An attorney can help lead you through the legal process. With a lawyer working hard to protect your rights, you have higher chances of getting a better compensation for your case.