We, at Terrell • Hogan, are honored to support MADD’s efforts to combat impaired driving. MADD set the model for saving lives. Keeping our First Coast roads safe is a team effort. Drunk, drugged and distracted driving are all preventable, and all too often, they are deadly.
Practice Areas: Distracted Driving Awareness
In its 13th year, National Teen Driver Safety Week takes place October 18-24. With more than 815,000 licensed teen drivers in Florida, it is so important for teens to practice safe driving. The week is dedicated to reinforcing safety rules with teens so that they can be safe behind the wheel and if they are riding with friends. It’s a great time to remind teen drivers about the dangers of distracted driving, alcohol, drugs, speeding and not wearing a seat belt.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Safety Council postponed the observance of Distracted Driving Awareness Month from April to October 2020. Similar to Drunk Driving Everyone knows that impaired driving is wrong. Impaired driving doesn’t just include alcohol or drugs. Texting while driving is just as bad. According to AAA Auto Club Group spokesperson […]
Wayne Hogan recently spoke to the Downtown Business Professional Group on the dangers of distracted driving. Hogan stressed that our only job behind the wheel is to drive, to get from point A to point B safely. Research proves our brains actually switch from one task to the other, meaning that with phones and driving, […]
In 2011, I met fellow personal injury and wrongful death attorney, Joel Feldman, and learned about EndDD.org. Joel and his wife Dianne created it in memory of their daughter, Casey, who died when hit by a distracted driver. Soon we began giving EndDD presentations to students and, because there are more adult distracted drivers than […]
Until now texting while driving in Florida has been illegal, but that was hard to enforce. Over the years, I’ve indicated distracted driving is an epidemic. The Florida Legislature decided to help law enforcement officers prevent highway injuries and deaths caused by drivers using cell phones. Now, 43 other states’ laws make texting while driving […]
America’s pedestrians are dying at the highest rate in 30 years – killing over 6000 last year – with distracted driving being a key factor, and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports the growing sales and design of SUVs and trucks and poor infrastructure also contributed to the death spike. Wayne Hogan appeared on […]
Distracted driving is a national epidemic. It’s become more widespread than the flu. We are working to get the word out through the Terrell Hogan Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign for the Workforce. Our hope is to end the dangers of distracted driving in Northeast Florida work places and help make our roadways safer. The Workforce Campaign […]
Florida’s legislative session is just weeks away and two bills have already been filed that would limit cell phone use while driving. We need stronger laws to protect drivers. It’s an undisputable fact: distracted drivers injure and kill. They are as dangerous as drunk drivers. Right now, it’s illegal to text and drive in Florida, but […]
We were honored to be asked to speak to over 300 students at Mandarin High School about the serious dangers of distracted driving. It was part of the firm’s End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Initiative that’s trying to end dangerous behavior that puts drivers – and others sharing the road with them – at risk. […]