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The law office of a Nashville firm will host a “Stop Texting & Driving” essay scholarship contest with a $1,000 grand prize.
The contest has three scholarship opportunities, one each for Williamson and Davidson counties; and one nationally for the teenager who writes the best essay encouraging friends to not text while driving.
“Our firm is taking affirmative steps to raise awareness among young people as to the hazards of texting and driving,” said David Raybin, of Hollins, Raybin and Weissman PC. “As you are aware, death and injury from using cell phones while driving now rivals driving while intoxicated.”
According to the contest’s site, 11 teens die every day while texting and driving — more than 3,000 in an entire year.
The prompt for the essay contest is the following: If you had to convince just one friend not to text and drive, what would you say?
The deadline for Williamson County student entries is July 1. For more information on the contest visit the website at here.