Scaring Texting Teenagers May Save Their Lives

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Government Targets Teens with Graphic Ads to Combat Distracted Driving

April is National Distracted Driving Month, and the Department of Transportation recently announced a national advertising campaign in honor of the event. The first-of-its-kind campaign combines graphic advertisements with heightened efforts by law enforcement to scare young people from driving while distracted.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, texting while driving kills 11 teens each day, and this number is on the rise. The U.S. Department of Transportation's new series of very graphic television, radio, and digital public service announcements aims to remind the public, and especially teenagers, of the deadly consequences of distracted driving. The campaign titled "U Drive. U Text. U Pay" will run nationwide during the month of April.

Watch one of the striking ads here.

The public education campaign will be combined with the first-ever national distracted driving high-visibility enforcement (HVE) crackdown. Law enforcement personnel throughout the U.S. will use both traditional and state-of-the-art strategies to cite motorists caught texting and driving.

Our law firm is also working to educate teens about the dangers of driving while distracted. In addition to our Safe Driving Pledge, Edgar Snyder & Associates also sponsors our "Words to Heard" Scholarship Contest. The contest awards scholarships to high school seniors for their projects that discourage underage drinking and distracted driving.

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Source: “U.S. DOT Launches First-Ever National Distracted Driving Enforcement and Advertising Campaign.” April 3, 2014.