In an effort to promote safer driving, Jeremy Burnside spoke to three Scioto County, Ohio, high schools. He reached over five hundred community teens about distracted driving, which includes, but is not limited to, texting and driving. Jeremy also discussed several national cases where people have died because of distracted driving and shared stories of cases he has had where distracted driving was the obvious cause of the crash in Scioto County.
“In just the last five months,” Burnside said, “we have seen some pretty horrific accidents in Scioto County where distracted driving likely played some factor, if not the major factor, in changing people’s lives for the worst. People don’t really understand what distracted driving is. It goes well beyond the obvious: texting and driving. But it’s just as dangerous.” Jeremy presented to these schools for the Ohio Association for Justice in partnership with End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ). The program was developed by Joel Feldman, an attorney in Philadelphia, after his 21 year old daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver.