Distracted driving is an epidemic in the United States. One in four accidents in the U.S. involve texting and driving. Every day 11 teenagers die in car accident because they were texting and driving.
These statistics are frightening and underscore the need for more community education regarding distracted driving. Feeling compelled to do something about the distracted driving epidemic, local attorneys Matt Casey and Matt Devoti have partnered with EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) to become authorized speakers for the ‘End Distracted Driving Student Awareness Program’. This timely program aims to educate young drivers on the importance of eliminating distractions while driving.
On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Matt Casey will present the program to the students at Bishop DuBourg High School in St. Louis Hills. This interactive presentation is done free of charge and offers the sobering statistics of the current safety crisis, shares true stories of the costs of distracted driving, and offers simple steps that drivers can use immediately to help themselves and others around them End Distracted Driving.
“Distracted driving is a huge problem for people of all ages – not just teens. That is the message we want to get across to these young drivers,” said Matt Casey. “We want them to be aware of the consequences whether it’s them, their parent or their friend who is driving distracted. The presentation offers eye-opening insight and concrete solutions to the problem that they can implement right away.”
Over the last few years, Matt Casey and Matt Devoti have delivered the presentation to over 4,000 students at high schools throughout St. Louis and southeastern Missouri.
EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) was established to raise awareness and generate action against the epidemic of distracted driving. It was created by Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson, after their daughter, Casey Feldman, was hit and killed by a distracted driver. Learn more about EndDD.org and preview the presentation at www.EndDD.org.
Since April 2012, more than 400 professionals have given presentations to more than 325,000 teens and adults. Matt and Matt are thrilled to be part of the network of speakers who volunteer their time to give presentations in the St. Louis area. The firm is currently booking presentations for the fall of 2017. If your organization would like to book a presentation, please contact Lara Vitiello at (314) 409-0996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casey & Devoti partners Matt Casey and Matt Devoti are personal injury attorneys, who together have nearly 40 years of trial experience. They specialize in the following personal injury matters: car, truck and train accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, product and premises liability, elder care and sexual abuse, Workers’ Compensation and wrongful death. Casey & Devoti proudly serves the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Learn more about Casey & Devoti and its rich history of aggressively protecting clients’ rights at www.caseydevoti.com.