Tom Young with the Injury Board brought this latest tidbit of information from the U.S. Department of Transportation to my attention. A proposal is being discussed at the Department that would require rear view "back-up" cameras in all new cars. The Injury Board is working closely with Kids and Cars founder Janette Fennell to push the proposal into required legislation. Tom said the Injury Board is referring to this project as Project Blindzone.
I want to thank the Injury Board and everyone associated with 60 For Safety for supporting my efforts to educate the public on the dangers of Distracted Driving. A couple of years ago I set out to give one presentation on what I thought was something we should be talking about in public. The dangers of driving a car and using a cell phone – namely texting. Since that time, I have given around 100 presentations and spoken to over 12,500 students ranging from 6th through 12th grade.
My efforts with the help of my wonderful wife Christi and all of our Weinstein Law team have been validated by the fantastic team at the Injury Board who have stepped up our efforts to make Distracted Driving Education Awareness a National Campaign. There are many to thank including AAJ President-Elect Mary Alice McLarty's who has re-established the Trial Lawyers Care initiative, Joel Feldman and Michael Monheit with the Anapol Schwartz Law Firm and many lawyers from around the Country (including Injury Board member Wayne Parsons) that have volunteered countless hours to help make further my goal of a National group of lawyers spreading this message a reality.
I am honored to be a member of such an amazing organization. Thank you Tom and everyone at the Injury Board.
Drive Safe – X THA TXT
Jeff Weinstein, Dallas injury lawyer