‘End Distracted Driving’ Campaign launched at Spain Park High School

ALAJ President and attorney Ken Riley speaks about an End Distracted Driving presentation to Spain Park High School seniors.

ALAJ President and attorney Ken Riley speaks about an End Distracted Driving presentation to Spain Park High School seniors.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

As a tribute for the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the American Association for Justice and the Alabama Association for Justice announced a partnership with End Distracted Driving to inspire trial lawyers to give free presentations in schools to encourage students to make safe choices while driving and to be empowered, educated passengers.

Trial lawyers across Alabama have already signed up to participate in the AAJ Remember and Volunteer campaign, which commemorates the plaintiff trial bar’s volunteer response to 9/11.

Spain Park High School students were the first to hear the presentation and make the commitment to end distracted driving.

Three hundred eighty seniors attended ALAJ President Ken Riley’s engaging talk.

Teens have the highest crash rate of any group in the United States.

“Working together on this service project, trial lawyers have a chance to save young lives,” Riley said. “Our organization is committed to increasing safety awareness, which will help prevent injuries and fatalities.”

Alabama Association for Justice is comprised of lawyers who are committed to the proposition of doing well by doing good, and who are fostering positive relationships with the public by serving and giving to others in need.

Distracted driving kills more than 5,000 people and injures nearly 450,000 more nationally each year. The ALAJ is part of a national effort to reach more than 100,000 drivers this year with the message to “End Distracted Driving.”

The Alabama Association for Justice is an plaintiffs’ attorney organization that represents the needs of consumers and businesses seeking redress through the courts.