Distracted driving is a major cause of deadly car accidents in Washington DC and nationwide. However, ending the problem presents certain challenges, including the fact that so many different distractions can cause a serious car crash. Nevertheless, in this video, attorney Salvatore Zambri explains the two methods which may help stop distracted driving: education and empowerment.
When I give these distracted driving presentations, I like to do many things, but two principle things. One is to educate them. I want them to know how dangerous this is. I want them to realize the science behind it. How far you travel when you’re distracted. How a mechanism of a car braking system works. How our mental processing, physiological system works within us. Effectively how our brain thinks and processes information. Once I do all that and I give them the statistics, I give them the information, and I educate them, the second thing I want to do, and it’s just as important, I want to empower them. Nobody does what I tell them. And I mean nobody gets to mess around with your life. Not your mom. Not your dad. Not your brother. Not your cousin. Not your coach. I’ve been coaching soccer for 14 years. I drive players around all the time. Just because I’m in that position of what they might see to be as maybe a power position, because I’m their coach, I don’t get to mess with their lives. Nobody does. So, they need to be empowered to speak up. And sometimes, it’s hard for young people to do that. It’s hard for sometimes adults to do that. Some of us are wired to be more introverts and quiet. When I tell them that being quiet as a beautiful thing. I seek quiet in my life quite often. But I am not quiet if someone’s going to put my life in danger. And people to whom I speak need to know they cannot be quiet when their lives are in danger. For a free consultation to speak to me or anyone at our law firm, please contact us here. At Regan, Zambri & Long at (202) 753-4272.