“The Faces of Distracted Driving,” a campaign started by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is meant to raise awareness about the significant dangers of distracted driving, specifically cell phone usage. The latest video features young Xzavier Davis-Bilbo, who was hit while crossing the street by his home in Milwaukee, by a young woman who was texting while driving. As a young boy Xzavier had dreams of playing football when he was older. The accident left him paralyzed from the diaphragm down.In 2009, over 5,000 people were killed in distracted driving accidents, and recent laws passed in numerous states don’t seem to be helping the problem because they are either not strict enough or they are not enforced. Distracted driving, like drunk driving is a conscious decision that we all make when we get behind the wheel. Hopefully after watching this video the next time you get in your car you leave your cell phone in a place where you can’t reach it because no ones life is worth a text message.
Teens Against Distracted Driving was founded by Seattle personal injury attorney Jason Epstein. Jason’s law firm, Premier Law Group, helps victims of serious injuries caused by the negligence of others. To speak with Jason about TADD or about a personal injury you have suffered, call Premier Law Group at (206) 285-1743