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D'Amico & Pettinicchi Educates Local Students About Distracted Driving

Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 10, 2017 in Car Accidents

using smartphone behind wheelApril is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and our law firm is trying to do its part to raise awareness by educating young people about avoiding this dangerous behavior.

On Wednesday, partner Michael D'Amico and attorney Jeremy D'Amico gave a distracted driving presentation to the sophomore and junior classes of Watertown High School.

The presentation was created by End Distracted Driving, an organization created by a trial lawyer whose daughter was tragically killed in a car crash caused by a driver who was distracted by his GPS device. 

The presentation has several goals:

  • Encouraging teenage drivers to make smart decisions and avoid distractions while they are behind the wheel
  • Encouraging passengers to help drivers stay focused on the road by handling any tasks that could distract drivers
  • Raising awareness about the fact that driving distracted for just a few seconds can permanently destroy the lives of drivers and those injured in accidents
  • Asking students to help end distracted driving by speaking with their parents and others about distracting behaviors and how it makes them feel unsafe

Michael and Jeremy are scheduled to do the presentation again for juniors and seniors at Sacred Heart High School on April 21 and sophomores and juniors at Holy Cross High School on May 15.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The purpose of Distracted Driving Awareness Month is to raise awareness about the dangers of this behavior and reduce distracted driving across the nation.

All month long, the National Safety Council, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, American Automobile Association and many other government and non-profit agencies and corporations will be working to educate the public about this widespread problem.

The firm of D'Amico & Pettinicchi is committed to helping discourage all forms of distracted driving, to prevent car accidents and save lives.

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