Distracted Driving Awareness
Did you know?
#2 Fatal Cause
The Texas Department of Transportation reports distracted driving as the No. 2 cause fatal crashes in Texas.
More Than DWI
Teenagers today are also more likely to be killed by distracted driving than drunk driving.
Numbers show that 1 in 5 crashes were caused by a distracted driver in 2022, and those accidents caused 364 deaths and around 2,200 injuries.
Since September 1, 2017, it has been illegal to read, write or send text messages while driving a vehicle in Texas, and violators can face fines up to $200.
Committed to Promoting Safe Driving
Passionate about educating
Travis Patterson, the managing partner of Patterson Law Group, is speaking to local high school students as part of the program. As a personal injury attorney, Patterson sees the catastrophic impact of unsafe driving and is passionate about educating drivers about car safety and the preventable dangers of distracted driving.
Hear the feedback
We continue to receive exceptional feedback from the students, parents, and school administrators following each of these impactful assemblies. After seeing the presentation, 92% of the students are less likely to drive distracted and 95% are more likely to speak up when others drive distracted.
Our efforts to educate young drivers
Patterson Law Group is committed to promoting safe driving practices and helping those who have been injured in accidents caused by distracted driving. The firm encourages all drivers to put down their phones and focus on the road while driving.
“Distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents on Texas roads, and it’s a problem that affects everyone,” said Patterson. “We hope that our efforts to educate young drivers a bout the dangers of distracted driving will help to reduce the number of accidents caused by this behavior and make our roads safer for everyone.”
If you are involved with a high school in North Texas, we’d love to talk with you about coming in and speaking to your students about distracted driving!