North Carolina Teen Drivers Reminded Of The Dangers Of Driving

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

National Teen Driver Safety Week was 10/17/10 to 10/23/10. Throughout the campaign, experts focused on warning young drivers of the responsibilities that come with the freedom of a driver's license, emphasizing that mistakes behind the wheel can lead to deadly auto accidents.

Kristi Wagers of the Richmond County Ninth Grade Academy said mobile phones are among the most prevalent dangers for the students she teaches. Ms. Wagers emphasizes an approach, which is consistent with the recent N.C. law that made texting while driving illegal. (see 10/03/10 Blog Post re: North Carolina Auto Accidents On The Rise Due To Texting) "Teenagers need to realize the importance of leaving their cell phones off when they are driving. We stress this frequently in our driver's education program," she said. "If the phone is off, you don't have to worry about who may be calling or texting."

Govener Beverly Perdue recently noted story of Amos Johnson, whose daughter Ashley perished in a May car accident while retrieving a text message on her mobile phone. The Johnson's story is accessible at North Carolina Department of Transportation's YouTube page. Since his daughter's death, Mr. Johnson has emphasized Ashley's story to encourage young drivers pay attention to the road. Mr. Johnson wants teenagers to learn from her mistake.

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Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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