Casey, Devoti & Brockland took the MoDOT 2020 ‘Buckle Up, Phone Down’ Pledge.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is challenging Missouri businesses and private individuals to buckle up and put their phones down. The Buckle Up Phone Down (#BUPD) campaign is tackling the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes — or survive if one occurs.
First, drivers can put their phones down when they slide behind the wheel. Surprisingly, Missouri is one of only two states that does not have a no-texting ban for all drivers. Since 2014, cell phone related crashes in Missouri have increased 31 percent, with nearly 2,500 crashes in 2018.
Next, people can buckle up each and every time they get in a vehicle. In 2018, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 88 percent seatbelt usage among drivers. The twelve percent who do not buckle up accounted for 392 fatalities.
“As personal injury attorneys, we see first-hand the devastasting aftermath of motor vehicle crashes. We are committed to making Missouri roads safer by pledging to buckle-up and put our phones down every time we drive, ” said Partner Matt Casey. “We challenge our colleagues, family and friends to make the same committment, so we can all work toward zero Missouri roadway fatalities.”
To show your support and take the pledge, visit the MoDOT BUPD website.