Law firm Warren & Griffin commemorated Dalton Mayor Dennis Mock’s designation of Oct. 19 as NVR TXT & DRV Day with a celebration Friday at their north Georgia office.
Phone use while driving has been cause for major legislative intervention, resulting in the most recent announcement of Georgia’s “Hands Free Law,” which took effect in July. Law enforcement offers write hundreds of citations each month, emphasizing the importance of a law prohibiting cell phone use behind the wheel. Warren & Griffin’s NVR TXT & DRV campaign builds on the state of Georgia’s actions to reduce distracted driving.
“We were early pioneers in the campaign to keep drivers focused on the road," said C. Mark Warren. "This proclamation is a step in the right direction toward saving lives. We are committed to doing all we can to proactively protect drivers on Georgia and Tennessee roads through our NVR TXT & DRV campaign.”
The law firm marked the occasion with the NVR TXT & DRV Day celebration Friday. Drivers took the pledge to never text behind the wheel and enjoyed free food and refreshments.
“An estimated 3,000 deaths occur each year as a result of distracted driving," said John Mark Griffin. "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."
All drivers in the state of Georgia are prohibited not only from texting while driving but also from touching or holding their phone while operating a vehicle. Georgia is the 16th state to enact this kind of law.