CFMR lawyers Ed Montague and Bill MacLeod, whose practices include representing victims of motor vehicle collisions, recently made a presentation to students at David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver as part of a joint initiative of End Distracted Driving and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC) to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. As part of the initiative, members of TLABC such as Ed and Bill are volunteering their time to give End Distracted Driving presentations to high schools throughout BC.
BC’s Attorney General Suzanne Anton was in attendance at DTSS for the presentation, and delivered some opening remarks to the students about how seriously the Government views distracted driving, and suggested higher penalties are coming.
The End Distracted Driving program was founded by Joel Feldman, a lawyer in Philadelphia whose 21 year old daughter was tragically killed in a crosswalk by a distracted driver. The core mission of EndDD is to avoid the carnage on our roads caused by distracted driving. For more information, see: http://www.enddd.org/
“With any luck at all we can get people, especially when they’re starting to drive, thinking about it as they think about drunk drivers. Because everyone knows drunk driving is no longer socially acceptable,” said Bill MacLeod.