Kick The Distracted Driving Habit Project Safety
We are pleased to announce that we received a total of 520 distracted driving signatures from 6th grade students at Cavanaugh & Fairview Elementary Schools pledging to not drive distracted.
A pizza party will be set up with the winning class at Fairview (Ms. Phillips) and at Cavanaugh (Ms. Morse). I will be in touch with the Ms. Walter and Mr. Needham to get a good lunch date and time in the classroom. The participants that turned in pledge forms, along with their teachers and principals, will also be recognized at our honor banquet set for April 14th.
Our sincere congratulations to all those that participated and helped to remind the importance of not driving distracted.
Fairview Elementary School 6th Grade Students Rock their Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign
Distracted driving is a national epidemic that has grown in recent years with the increased use of technology and mobile devices in vehicles. In the process of changing their music, searching the internet, making phone calls, and texting, drivers cause collisions that often result in serious injuries and even fatalities. In order to raise awareness of this deadly problem and promote conscientious and distraction-free driving, the attorneys at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm have implemented an anti-distracted driving campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of texting and talking while driving and to encourage both drivers and passengers to take an active part in ending this deadly epidemic.
In an effort to raise awareness for this cause, the attorneys at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm challenged the 6th graders at Fairview Elementary School in Fort smith to make anti-distracted driving posters and seek out signatures from drivers that pledged to protect lives by never texting or talking while driving, to speak out as a passenger when they witness distracted driving, and to encourage friends and family to drive distraction-free. For their efforts, the best posters won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and received prices for their excellent work. The first place winner, Audrey Summerhill, won an iPad and will have her anti-distraction poster design on a billboard starting in May. Coming in second place was Emma Black who received a $100 Walmart gift card and Zahriese Robinson in third with a $50 Walmart gift card. In addition, Mr. Cohen’s class obtained the most pledges from licensed drivers to drive distraction-free, and won a pizza party for their admirable efforts.
The extraordinary work of these bright kids demonstrates the dedication and care of our youth concerning such serious subjects as distracted driving. Seeing their passion when working with these projects provides hope for the future in the way drivers interact with their electronic devices and shows the positive impact that programs like these can make in bringing greater awareness to important social issues like distracted driving. Congratulations to the students of Fairview Elementary as they embark on their journey of making the world a safer and better place.
This fall, McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm will launch an anti-distracted driving campaign, aimed at raising awareness about the serious dangerous of distracted driving, including talking / texting while driving, and encouraging both drivers and passengers to do what they can to end the dangerous practice of driving while distracted. As part of this campaign, McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm is encouraging drivers to print out and sign this pledge, stating that the signer pledges to:
- Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving
- Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver in the car is distracted
- Encourage friends and family to drive phone-free
We urge everyone to print out this pledge, sign it, and encourage their friends and family to do the same, so we can all do our part to keep our roadways safe.
McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm is working closely with People Against Distracted Driving ( P.A.D. D. ) on our distracted driving project: www.padd.org
McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm also works closely with The Driving Academy of Northwest Arkansas: www.DrivingAcademyNWA.com
- May 8, 2017—Textalyzer for Phones Designed for Distracted Driving
- January 20, 2016—Winter Driving Tips For Parents With Teens
- November 1 , 2015—Fort Smith Firm Brings Distracted-Driving Awareness To Students
T-Shirt Logo Design Contest
McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm would like to thank Cavanaugh and Fairview Elementary Schools for participating in our t-shirt logo design. A total of 34 entries were judged and winners were announced at the assemblies.
- 1st Place
Fairview Elementary – Custodio Reyes
Prize: iPad & Folder
- 2nd Place
Cavanaugh Elementary – Sadia Adil
Prize: $150 Best Buy Gift Card
- 3rd Place
Fairview Elementary – Madelybelt Marie
Prize: $100 Best Buy Gift Card
- Honorable Mention: Car Static Cling
Cavanaugh Elementary – Trinity Partin
Prize: $50 Best Buy Gift Card
The Fort Smith car accident attorneys here at McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm are dedicated to community outreach programs and bettering our communities through education and youth engagement. We strongly believe that enacting change begins with education and in cultivating the skills of caring and intelligent children like those in Fairview Elementary. If you have any questions about our anti-distracted driving campaign, youth outreach programs, or any of our legal practice areas, please do not hesitate to call us at (479) 783-0036 today.