As part of Terrell Hogan’s Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign, we’re pleased to offer two presentations: one for the workforce and one for teen drivers (End Distracted Driving). Distracted Driving: Topic on First Coast Connect
To date, the Terrell Hogan Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign has reached over 9,700 teens and adults on the First Coast through its presentations.
Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of work-related deaths in the U.S. and distracted driving is playing a larger role in them.
With almost 25% of crashes estimated to involve cell phone use, it’s important employers consider adopting policies about cell phone use while employees are driving. Cell phones have caused employers’ liability to spike.
What It’s About
The hour-long presentation explores how addressing cell phone use while driving is imperative for protecting both the public’s health and employers’ bottom lines. It covers the risks of distracted driving, strategies and solutions to combat it, legal liabilities and other serious consequences such as: civil liability for personal injury or wrongful death, criminal charges, property damage, loss of a license, insurance rate hikes and productivity loss.
With new changes in the legal landscape, the financial stakes are even higher for companies and drivers. Attendees will hear about recent court cases that hold employers and employees responsible when distracted driving causes a wreck, from civil lawsuits to punitive damages and criminal charges. Wayne Hogan predicts it’s just a matter of time before Florida prosecutors begin treating texting like drunk driving, and bring manslaughter charges when texting while driving causes a death.
Corporate Cell Phone Policy
The presentation explores the issues involved in creating and implementing policies addressing cell phone use and identifies policies used by some companies.
To schedule a presentation, call (904) 722-2228 or email email@example.com
Presentation for Teens: End Distracted Driving
Why We Need It
Distracted driving is an epidemic on our roadways. Thousands of lives are tragically taken each year by drivers who are texting, talking on their phones or engaged in other distracted behavior while behind the wheel. According to an AT&T survey, 43% of teens admit to texting while driving.
Our End Distracted Driving Student Awareness presentation gets the message out to teen drivers early, before bad habits form. We hope to help save lives by sharing the stark realities of how taking a life by driving distracted can ruin their futures. We also offer strategies on how to get a distracted driver to stop unsafe behavior while riding as passenger.
Who Inspired It
The program was created by the Casey Feldman Foundation and EndDD.org, in honor of the 21 year-old college student, who lost her life after a distracted driver struck and killed her in a crosswalk as she legally crossed the street. To request a presentation call (904) 722-2228 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about the presentation in this Resident Community News article.