Don’t Be a Dummy – End Distracted Driving
No message is that important. Save a life. The lethal combination of driving and texting has become one of the leading causes of accidents across the country. Reports have shown that texting while driving is even more dangerous than driving while intoxicated.
TorkLaw is dedicated to providing the tools, education and information needed to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving and is committed to seeing that accidents are prevented and lives are saved. Order your free bracelet today and show your support.
The Facts About Distracted Driving
The information below is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the US Department of Transportation
- In a study conducted by Carnegie Mellon, driving while using a cellphone reduces the amount of brain activity focused on driving by 37%.
- Studies show that viewing a text message takes an average of 5 seconds from the driver’s off the road. If the driver were travelling 55 mph, that would equate to the entire length of a football field
- Text messaging increases the risk of an accident by 23 times
- In 2010, over 3,000 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers
- In 2010, over 400,000 people were injured in crashes involving distracted drivers
- In 2012, 50% of all drivers are using their cell phones while driving
- Nearly 20% of all accidents causing injury were caused by distracted drivers
Texting and Driving Kills
There is no excuse to read or send a text message while driving. Emails, surfing the web and phone calls can wait. Save a life. Don’t text and drive.
Don’t Text and Drive Wristband Campaign
Over the last few years, we have sent thousands of free Don’t Text and Drive bracelets to individuals all over the country, who pledged to help stop distracted driving. While the wristbands are no longer available, our goal to bring an end to distracted driving remains as strong as ever.
Do your part by saying something when you see the driver of your car reach for their phone.
Los Angeles, CA – The Torkzadeh Law Firm (TorkLaw) announces the launch of its Nationwide campaign, “Don’t Be a Dummy: Don’t Text and Drive,” aimed at helping curb the rising epidemic responsible for thousands of fatal accidents each year.
Texting while driving is now the leading cause of death among teens, surpassing drinking and driving. A recent study by Cohen Children’s Medical Center showed that more than 3,000 teens die each year in accidents caused by texting and driving, compared to 2,700 teens who are killed in drunk driving accidents each year. The study also revealed that over 50 percent of student’s text while driving.
“Our firm has been involved in many cases involving distracted drivers and we have seen first-hand the devastation that’s caused by texting and driving,”
said Reza Torkzadeh, partner at TorkLaw.
The campaign comes at a time when rising rates of accidents caused by distracted cell phone use are being reported across the country. Studies show that a driver is twenty three (23) times more likely to be in an accident if they are texting while driving.
“The percentage of people texting and driving is alarming. Not a single day goes by that we don’t see or hear about a tragic death caused by texting and driving. It’s time that we put our efforts in educating our teens and the community about the realities of texting and driving,” said Torkzadeh, whose firm is leading the Don’t be a Dummy campaign against texting and driving.
Torkzadeh continues “A driver’s eyes are off the road for an average of five seconds while texting and driving. That’s enough time to drive the entire length of a football field. It is something unimaginable to do while behind the wheel of a car, yet over 50 percent of drivers in California admit to texting and driving.”
Twenty three percent (23%) of all accidents in 2011 resulted from cell phone use. Of those accidents, 18% of all fatal accidents were the result of cell phone distracted drivers.
Korosh Torkzadeh, partner at TorkLaw suggests that the campaign is supported by a network of concerned citizens who are eager to keep the dangers of texting and driving at the forefront of issues discussed concerning our communities.
“It’s important that we keep the dangers of texting and driving a main topic when we discuss other public policy issues in our state. We started our Don’t Be A Dummy campaign to do just that. Every year, we represent victims and families of catastrophic accidents caused by distracted cell phone use, and each year, it seems as though it’s getting worse,” said Korosh Torkzadeh.
Reza Torkzadeh concluded, “Ultimately, our goal is to help build safer communities, and we will run this campaign as long as we feel it is being effective.”
For more information about the campaign, please call 888.845.9696.
The Torkzadeh Law Firm is a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing victims involved in serious accidents as a result of someone else’s negligence, dangerous or recalled products and hazardous road conditions.
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