Distracted Driving Awareness
Distracted driving is a major concern in today’s society. Daily, you can drive down any road or highway and see people reading or replying to text messages while they are driving. Distracted drivers are far more likely to be involved in an accident with the risk of being severely injured or killed in these accidents. Check these facts about texting and driving:
  • Texting and driving have killed more teenagers each year than drunk driving
  • Texting and driving causes 1,600,000 car accidents per year and results in 330,000 injuries per year
  • 11 teenagers are killed every day due to distracted driving accidents
  • Texting and driving are the determining cause of 25% of all car wreck

Know the Law!

Currently, in both Georgia and Tennessee, there are traffic laws in place that prohibit a person from typing, transmitting, or reading any type of electronic-based message while operating a car or any type of motor vehicle. Something else to keep in mind is that there are “distracted driving” laws in both states. This means that the activity itself influences your ability to safely operate a car or motor vehicle, a police officer can still write you a citation for not focusing your attention on driving. Distracted driving laws can also include activities such as:

• Applying Make-Up
• Adjusting the Radio
• Looking for Personal Items in Your Car

Take The Pledge

Now that you know the facts about texting and driving and you know the law about distracted driving, Warren & Griffin want you to pledge to make yourself and your roadways safer by not allowing yourself to become a distracted driving statistic! Remember, no matter what the text message says or what you need to do, it can wait, or it could cost you your life!If you’re ready to take the pledge, complete the NVR TXT & DRV Distracted Driving pledge form below. After completing this form, Warren & Griffin will add you to our list of responsible Georgians and Tennesseans who are dedicated to stopping distracted driving in our states!

Warren & Griffin Hosts Annual NVR TXT & DRV Event

Warren and Griffin host an annual event to celebrate Chattanooga’s annual Never Text and Drive Day. Drivers who take the pledge to never text behind the wheel will enjoy free food and refreshments along with prizes from the NVR TXT & DRV Pledge wheel.

Why is this so important to us? “An estimated 3,000 deaths occur each year as a result of distracted driving. We have seen the heartbreaking consequences a preventable traffic accident can have on families and entire communities. It’s our mission to educate drivers and stop needless tragedies,” said John Mark Griffin.

“We were early pioneers in the campaign to keep drivers focused on the road. This proclamation is a step in the right direction toward saving lives,” said C. Mark Warren. “We are committed to doing all we can to proactively protect drivers on Tennessee and Georgia’s roads through our NVR TXT & DRV campaign.”


Our Most Recent NVR TXT & DRV Event:

  • When? April 29, 2022
  • Where? The Dome Building, 736 Georgia Avenue, Chattanooga, TN


Have You or a Family Member Been Injured by a Distracted Driver?

Distracted drivers should be held accountable when their actions cause injury, or even death, to another driver on the roadways of Tennessee or Georgia. If you or a family member have been injured because of someone texting and driving or being distracted while driving, contact Warren & Griffin today and start your free legal consultation.

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About Warren & Griffin

Warren & Griffin is a Chattanooga-based personal injury law firm that is dedicated to helping injured victims receive compensation from liable insurance companies. Our team of experienced lawyers represents plaintiffs in a variety of cases, including car accidents, slip & fall incidents, workers’ compensation claims, wrongful death suits and Social Security Disability filings. For more information, visit www.warrenandgriffin.com.