Cell phone usage is up and so are the number of wrecks caused by using them.
The Miley Legal Group is trying to make a difference. They begin by joining a national movement started by Seattle Attorney Jason Epstein titled Teens Against Distracted Driving. Next they teamed up locally with the Clarksburg Mayor’s Youth Council. The Youth Council felt compelled to make a difference after losing a local student in a single vehicle car wreck linked to texting while driving. They proposed a resolution to the WV Legislature encouraging creating a law making driving while being distracted by phones and electronic devices illegal.
Tim Miley, attorney and owner of The Miley Legal Group, was moved by the students standing up to make a difference. The Youth Council had contacted him to sponsor the resolution because Tim is currently serving in the WV House of Delegates as the House Judiciary Chairman. Tim wanted to do more than that so he donated bracelets to the group for a fundraiser, provided pledge cards for them to disseminate and is sponsoring a drawing for one female and one male willing to take a pledge against distracted driving.
The Miley Legal Group will be presenting the bracelets and pledge cards to the Clarksburg Mayor’s Youth Council on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:30pm in the Clarksburg City Council Chambers.