We want to spread the message that distracted driving is a real epidemic.
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 09, 2012
Helping to Prevent Distracted Driving
The Husband and Wife Law Team Viral Video Scholarship Contest is now into its second year, and open for submissions from all Arizona students. Alexis and Mark Breyer (Breyer Law Offices), also known as Arizona’s Husband and Wife Law Team, have sponsored the contest in an effort to promote safe driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2009, 16% of fatal crashes and 20% of injury car accidents were related to distracted driving (Distraction.gov). In addition, NHTSA data demonstrates that teens are at a heightened risk for distracted driving accidents, as 40% of American teens have reported being in a car in which the driver was using a cell phone in a way that endangered those around and in the car.
“We want to spread the message that distracted driving is a real epidemic. Many teens are in denial that an accident could happen to them, but the truth is that using a cell phone is as bad as, if not worse, than drinking and driving. Distracted driving can delay reaction time as much as someone with a blood alcohol concentration level at the legal limit of .08,” personal injury specialist, Mark Breyer shared.
Attorney Alexis Breyer chimed in, “As our own children get older and start reaching the driving age, the issue hits even closer to home.”
All Arizona students are eligible to enter the contest. Videos must be about safe driving, in the style of a public service announcement. The winning video will be aired on cable television as a public service announcement sponsored by the Husband and Wife Law Team. Entries are accepted at http://www.breyerlaw.com/viral-video-scholarship-contest.html. The deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2012.
Supporting Educators and Students
Also the founders of the Teacher Appreciation Program that awards one lucky teacher each month a $250 gift card for classroom supplies, Mark and Alexis Breyer are frequent supporters of education and promotion of safety in the community. With office locations all over Arizona, the Husband and Wife Law Team practice solely injury law. Attorney Mark Breyer is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death law, a certification that is earned by less than 2% of attorneys in Arizona. The firm was recently featured as Law Firm of the Month by Attorney at Law Magazine, and was voted best law firm by a subsection of the Arizona Tribune.