Distracted driving was to blame for more than 21,000 motor vehicle crashes in Tennessee last year. Furthermore, there have been 10,000 car accidents involving a distracted driver in Davidson County since 2010.
To help combat distracted driving in our area, the Nashville car accident attorneys with Ponce Law point out that several educational campaigns are taking place to make motorists more aware of the risks. One of those programs is “Thumbs Down” to texting and driving.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Office is sponsoring the program. According to an article from WKRN 2 News, anyone who is interested in participating can go to the downtown Highway Safety Office to receive a free “Thumbs Down” to texting and driving sticker after signing a pledge promising not to drive while distracted.
The aim of the program is to get as many citizens as possible to stop texting and driving, which can help promote others to do the same while driving.
At Ponce Law, we’ve seen the devastating results that distracted driving can have on accident victims, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hopeful that this new campaign will be successful in keeping inattentive motorists off the road.