Metzger Wickersham joins the campaign to end dangerous driving behavior: Scholarship Contest for high school seniors stresses dangers of drunk and distracted driving

In an effort to make our roads safer, Metzger Wickersham law firm has pledged its support to help spread the message that distracted drivers and drunk drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.

Metzger Wickersham is hosting its first annual Arrive Alive contest which encourages teens to enter a creative project that sends a memorable message to their peers about the dangers of drunk driving and/or distracted driving. First place winners in the contest receive a new laptop computer and everyone who enters receives other prizes for their effort. Entries are being accepted through May 17, 2013.

Metzger Wickersham’s Pennsylvania accident attorneys hope that the contest is successful in educating teens to practice safe driving techniques.

“An alarming number of young people think it’s okay to text or talk on the phone while driving, or have a few drinks and get behind the wheel — but tragedy after tragedy shows that these actions can have deadly consequences,” said Metzger Wickersham attorney Ted Knauss.

Young drivers may be especially vulnerable to drinking and driving and/or texting and driving, because they do not have enough driving experience to fully understand the dangers of their behavior.

Campaigns that educate the young about dangerous driving are vital to our community. If teens learn about the perils of drunk driving and distracted driving, they will hopefully think twice before engaging in risky behaviors and many young lives could be saved.