Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and senior partner
As you know from reading my blogs, I have been giving presentations for years to students throughout the Metro area about the dangers associated with driving while being distracted (through cell phone use, texting, drinking, loud music, rubber-necking, etc.). The Department of Transportation has announced that it will hold its second National Distracted Driving Summit on September 21. I applaud this effort.
The DOT stated on its website:
“From the powerful momentum of last year’s distracted driving summit, we’ve seen some important efforts emerge in the fight against this deadly epidemic. But we’re not about to rest now.
That’s why we’re hosting a second National Distracted Driving Summit on September 21 here in Washington, DC. By getting the best minds together, we think we can figure out effective ways to get people to put down their phones and pay attention to the road.”
Distracted driving is an epidemic indeed. We need stronger regulation, greater education, and cooperation by parents and communities to resolve the problem. If we don’t act fast, millions of people will be severely injured or killed.
Here are a few of my previous blogs about distracted driving that you may find interesting:
- Distracted Driving Kills, Seriously Injures
- More Than 1.6 Million Car Crashes Caused By Texting, Cell Use
- Cell Phone Use, Texting While Driving Causes Catastrophic Consequences
- Oprah Winfrey Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving
- Laura Bush’s New Book: More Attention to Distracted Driving
Please drive safely.
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About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a “Big Gun” and among the “top 1%” of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area. The magazine also describes him as “one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers” who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri has also been acknowledged as one of “The Best Lawyers in America” by Best Lawyers (2011 edition) and has been repeatedly named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)– national publications that honor the top lawyers in America.
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