Welcome to Ozarks Safety & Awareness
Let us explain to you what we are doing, each week we will be educating and sharing with people about safety awareness; how to keep people safe. In my profession, I see daily what happens to people when they’re not careful when they’re not aware. Tom and myself will be showcasing how to avoid behaviors and habits that will help you avoid types of auto accidents that cause thousands of injuries and deaths each year.
Distracted Driving on Missouri Roadways
In this segment, we talk about distracted driving. While many of us know the word distracted, we often times forget how it applies to us when we are operating a motor vehicle. We examine various types of distracted driving including drinking and driving, cell-phone use and regular activates like eating and drinking. The only difference is that we will be doing this while driving through an obstacle course in an ATV.
Why We Are Doing this Show
As a personal injury attorney here is Springfield, Missouri, I have spent the past 30 years representing clients and their families who have been injured by a distracted driver. These accidents all could have been prevented, so I feel it is imperative to help educate you, the driver, so we can reduce these accidents. When a person has been injured, it is a ripple effect, friends, family, loved ones all feel the loss and devastation from this event. My point, I feel this is a much larger issue that just trying to prevent one accident. I would like to help create a ripple effect by correcting habits that we may all be guilty of when operating a vehicle. Every one of us in our community, every age, gender, is at risk of a distracted driver.
Over 30 years, I’ve seen so many lives forever altered because of a simple choice to take focus, attention and eyes off the road that we decided to do this series focused on distracted driving. In the upcoming segments, we feature common practices of distracted driving. Hopefully, our audience will find this both informative and entertaining. Education does not have to be boring, and the purpose of these weekly segments is designed not to be. We also owe a big thank you to Sargent Pace of the Missouri Highway Patrol and MODot for their help with these distracted driving segments.
We hope you enjoy these segments and each week we will bring you new stories and highlight many organizations and causes as they relate to our community and our safety. We hope that this will save lives, and help people avoid auto accidents and injuries. As a personal injury attorney, the most import thing is when I am called; I cannot do anything to help prevent this crash, so in this endeavor we will focus our energy on prevention. This is what we are going to do to help prevent injuries.