In hopes of stopping a rising problem of deadly car accidents caused by texting, Miami Dade County is joining the national efforts of bringing attention to the dangers of texting while driving. While the campaign is focused on drivers in South Florida, the message resonates nationwide.
Unfortunately, the campaign’s premise, which describes what happens after someone dies in a car accident caused by texting, is all to real. Everyday we speak with the suffering families of loved ones lost due to such reckless behavior while driving. The county’s message ties into those from the USDOT, which include the “Faces of Distracted Driving” series. According to Secretary LaHood, “distracted driving is a deadly epidemic.”
Given the similarities of impaired drivers and those distracted by texting, as personal injury attorneys practicing in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, we strongly urge all drivers to “get the message” and put down their phones when they are behind the wheel.