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Distracted Driving In Ohio

Posted on 11/03/2010

The Charles E. Boyk Law Offices would like to inform you on how distracted driving has been the key government safety mission during 2010. In 2009, startling statistics from a variety of studies about the dangers of distracted driving were made public. 2010 started with the launch of Focus Driven, an organization aimed to bring together victims of distracted driving accidents to help increase public awareness and attitudes.

The non-profit organization called FocusDriven, brings together victims of distracted driving accidents to help increase public awareness and attitudes. Just as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) was successful in helping to get the word out about the hazards of drinking and driving, the supporters of FocusDriven are hoping they can have the same impact.

FocusDriven provides victims of cell-phone distracted drivers with an outlet for sharing their stories and getting involved. It also will help supporters petition the government to enact legislation and help educate family and friends. And, like MADD before it, it will ask participants to make a pledge to not drive distracted.

The organization is run by a group of victims who have lost family members to cell-phone distracted drivers. The group’s leader, Jennifer Smith, lost her mother in 2008 when she was hit by someone talking on a cell phone. See the video above for her and another victim’s candid stories.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call our Toledo, Ohio personal injury lawyers at 800.637.8170 for a free case evaluation or to request your free copy of The Ohio Accident Book.