North Carolina Teens Hold Summit To Eliminate Distracted Driving

April 25, 2013

Distracted driving is a major problem on North Carolina’s roadways today. The North Carolina Department of Transportation estimates that around 276 residents were injured and two others were killed last year as a result of a North Carolina Car Crash that was caused by the behavior.

Such a high number of accidents leave many residents questioning why distracted driving has become so prevalent. Experts say it is a combination of easy access to technology and learned behaviors. A recent study concluded that teens with parents who drive distracted are four times more likely to be involved in a distracted driving accident themselves.

In an effort to educate the public about these dangers and to help them unlearn this risky behavior, the youth of Johnston County came together to put on the first annual N.C. Teen Drivers Summit.

The event was held this past Saturday and featured several guest speakers who touched on topics like the importance of buckling up and tips to stay focused on the road when driving. An article from The Apex Herald stated each student who was in attendance was also entered into a drawing for $500 scholarships as well.

The North Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys with HensonFuerst acknowledge the dangers of distracted driving. The firm asks that each motorist do their part to keep the state’s highways safe by putting phones down and keeping noise to a minimum while driving.

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