Clarksburg Attorney Raising Awareness Against Texting While Driving
Miley Legal Group
Attorney and Delegate Tim Miley discusses the initiatives to raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.
Nationally, The Miley Legal Group partnered with Seattle Lawyer, Jason Epstein (founder of the TADD project) to raise awareness of the dangers of texting while driving.
Locally, The Miley Legal Group partnered with the Clarksburg Mayor’s Youth Council, Bridgeport High School students (primarily Kaitlin Brown), the Philip Barbour High School Drivers Education class, and local students within the county to sign teenage drivers up to make a pledge to not text while driving. This year, the MLG received over 450 pledge cards and gave out over 1000 bracelets. They plan on providing another 1000 bracelets to the area and are looking to partner with any more groups that may be interested in raising awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.
In addition to the Campaign, Tim Miley, along with the other members of the legislature, teamed up to push legislation through the State Legislature that would make texting while driving illegal in the State of West Virginia. With great success, beginning on July 1, 2012, texting while driving in West Virginia was deemed a primary offense and beginning July 1, 2013, driving without a hands free device will be a primary offense.
For more information on the dangers of texting while driving click here. If you would like to participate in the Campaign to Stop Texting While Driving, please call 304-326-1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.