Law Firm Celebrates NVR TXT & DRV Day Designation Thursday

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Law offices of Warren & Griffin, P.C. will commemorate Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke’s designation of Sept. 19 as NVR TXT & DRV Day with a celebration at their new office location on the first floor of the historic Dome Building. They are inviting the public to join them from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to mark the occasion on this NVR TXT & DRV Day celebration.

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.

Phone use while driving has been cause for major legislative intervention, resulting in the most recent announcement of Tennessee’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 helped persuade the State of Tennessee’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 Tennessee and Georgia’s roads through our NVR TXT & DRV campaign.”

“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 Tennessee and Georgia are prohibited not only from texting while driving but also from touching or holding their phone while operating a vehicle. Tennessee is the 19th state to enact this kind of law.


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