Sutliff & Stout Annual Scholarship Contest
Young Drivers are Disproportionately Killed in Motor Vehicle Accidents:
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for 15 – 24 years olds. According to the U.S. government, 3,154 people were killed and approximately 424,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2013. The actual number of accidents due to distracted driving were likely much higher. It is not debatable whether distracted driving is a public safety problem; it is. The problem is particularly pervasive among young drivers. We must find a way to stop distracted driving. The first step towards changing any behavioral change is to admit that a problem exists. Many of us criticize others for their distracted driving habits, but how many of us are willing to look inward to examine our own choices behind the wheel?
The “First Step” to Distraction-Free Driving Scholarship
In an effort to reduce the devastating consequences of distracted driving among young drivers, the Houston auto accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout are offering a $1,500 scholarship to students.