Cranston, RI -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/07/2015 -- April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Bottaro Law Firm is working to help keep motorists safe in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. By drawing attention to the dangers of distracted driving, Bottaro Law hopes to help decrease the number of car crashes and fatalities in the community.
"With April being "Distracted Driving Month," it is a great time for me to remind people to be careful while driving. With warmer weather right around the corner, more motorists will be on the road and everyone needs to be careful not to text or be otherwise distracted while driving," said attorney Mike Bottaro.
A recent study by the AAA Foundation reports that one in three people have a loved one who has been seriously injured or killed in a crash, and one in five drivers have been in a serious crash themselves. The Bottaro Law Firm offers a private, no obligation consultation for people who have suffered an injury in an auto accident.
Texting and driving is a well-known driving distraction, but drivers may not be aware of the many other forms that distracted driving can take. Talking on the phone while driving, even if using a hands-free device, is a prevalent but often overlooked distraction. Additional distractors including eating, drinking, using a GPS, and adjusting a CD player or radio.
In a special effort to combat distracted driving, Bottaro Law is offering an incentive to college students to not text and drive with the Don't Text & Drive scholarship competition. The $1,000 scholarship award will be given directly to the student for use on education-related expenses. The entry deadline is May 1, 2015 and the winner will be announced on June 1, 2015.
For more details about the dangers of distracted driving, the "Don't Text & Drive" scholarship and personal injury representation, visit http://www.bottarolaw.com
About Bottaro Law
The Bottaro Law Firm's mission is to be beacon of light in helping injured people. Serving families located across Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Mike Bottaro and his team are committed to ensuring that each client is fairly treated by insurance companies, corporations, and the civil justice system as they navigate the process of recovering compensation after an injury or accident.
With eleven locations across Rhode Island and three in Massachusetts, the Bottaro Law Firm handles a variety of personal injury and disability cases, including traffic accidents, boat accidents, dog bite injuries, medical malpractice cases, product liability cases, premises liability cases, Social Security disability cases, workers' compensation cases, and wrongful death cases.
For more information, please contact Mike Bottaro, owner, at email@example.com or 401-383-5007.
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