SOURCE: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

February 09, 2016 14:23 ET

"End Distracted Driving" -- Presented by TLABC to Students on February 12; Attorney General Suzanne Anton on Hand at David Thompson Secondary School

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 09, 2016) -

EVENTMultimedia Presentation -- Message: "End Distracted Driving" 

LOCATION: David Thompson Secondary School (library)

ADDRESS1755 East 55thAvenue, Vancouver

DATE: Friday, February 12, 2016

TIME: 12:30 - 1:35 pm

Members of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC) are set to deliver a highly compelling message of safety developed by the founders of End Distracted Driving (Enddd.org), a US-based organization created by Joel Feldman and his wife Dianne after their daughter Casey, 21, was killed as a result of being struck by a car while walking in a crosswalk.

Casey Feldman died in 2009. Since that time, the End DD message has been presented to 275,000 people -- mostly high school students -- throughout the United States and within a few parts of Canada. TLABC first delivered a Canadian version of the End DD message in 2014 and most recently presented it multiple times in December 2015. The upcoming presentation on February 12 will include opening remarks from BC's Minister of Justice, Attorney General Suzanne Anton, who is also the Member of the Legislative Assembly representing Vancouver-Fraserview, the constituency in which David Thompson Secondary School is located.

Friday, February 12

12:31 - OPENING REMARKS by Attorney General Suzanne Anton

12:35 - Presentation of the End DD Message - by Ed Montague and Bill MacLeod 

NOTE: Ed Montague and Bill MacLeod are long-time members of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC. Ed is a past-president of TLABC and a current governor of TLABC's Board. 

SPECIAL THANKS to Marea Jensen, Principal of David Thompson Secondary School, and to Chris Ascher, whose Social Studies 11 class will be the main audience on February 12.

Any MEDIA MEMBERS who want to attend are asked to contact Bentley Doyle (Bentley@tlabc.org, 604-696-6519). The event will be held in the school's library. Arrangements with the school (seating, access, etc) are being coordinated by Mr. Doyle.

QUOTES:

"Distracted driving is a devastating problem, both in BC and abroad," asserts Aseem Dosanjh, the 2016 President of TLABC. "More than 80 people are killed each year in our province due to drivers being distracted. The high number of injuries and the number of people impacted by dangerous, reckless driving is too staggering to comprehend. Distracted driving has to stop!" 

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