Every day in the US, about 10 people are killed in crashes that involve a distracted driver. Distracted driving, therefore, takes many forms, including talking to passengers and adjusting a radio station to texting while driving. All these actions are deadly. In 2017 alone, the Ohio State Highway Patrol announced that up to 39 percent of distracted driving led to fatal crashes. Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) is still on a mission of implementing practices that encourage safer roads. The organization is using its Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship to raise awareness. Recently, KNR announced that Elianna Norin had won the $5,000 scholarship for creating the best proposal to help dissuade the youth from texting while driving.
Out of more than 300 applicants, Norin’s idea stood out to the attorneys because of the content of her script. According to the excerpt, as a driver and a passenger start their journey, the driver stops shortly to wear a blindfold for about five seconds. The passenger panics and begins to argue. The camera shifts its focus to show that the driver is looking at their phone. Norin reiterates that practically speaking when you look around at individuals who are driving, texting and driving is the main issue. It’s, therefore, time to reach out to the youth and preach about the dangers of driving and texting.
Established in 2005, Kisling, Nestico & Redick offers injury law representation to its clients in Ohio. The company is a leading personal injury firm in the state. It has an extensive combination of experience in personal service, insurance, and legal service. Currently, the company has 11 locations. It also features over 30 experienced lawyers and 90 support staff devoted to seeking justice for individuals injured in accidents. When working with Kisling, Nestico & Redick, one paralegal will be tasked to oversee your case.