With 25 years of experience in motor vehicle accident law and crash litigation, Kansas City Attorney, Douglas R. Horn, is devoting a substantial portion of his professional abilities and resources to the advancement of driver safety, particularly in the areas of distracted driving prevention and teen driver protection.
During the course of his legal career, Horn has developed an expertise in a wide range of traffic safety issues, including distracted driving prevention strategies.
In 2011 Horn formed Drive By Example, a public service organization dedicated to the development of effective driver safety communications programs.
Using the Drive By Example platform, Horn has been a consistent voice in effectively addressing America’s top driving safety priorities. Horn is also a frequent media contributor, making regular TV, radio, print, and online appearances, with a focus in distracted driving prevention.
Reporters and other media who are doing driver safety related stories are encouraged to contact Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-795-7500.
What started out as a texting teen driver problem, has now grown into a full-blown distracted driving epidemic.
Aside from talking and texting, drivers of all ages now use their cell phones to navigate, update social media, email, surf the web, and a host of other smart phone functions. This, coupled with the fact that cell phone use is often habit-forming and addictive, is why U.S. highway safety experts believe the distracted driving epidemic will get worse before better.
Add this to the rising number of drivers who have cell phones at their fingertips and the reality that distracted driving laws aimed at reducing cell phone use behind the wheel are difficult to enforce, and you can see why motorists face a new universe of risk on America’s roadways.