This week Attorney Doug Horn will be attending Missouri’s Traffic Safety and Blueprint Conference in Columbia, Missouri. The meeting brings together traffic safety experts from around the state to help reduce traffic fatalities.
For Horn, who concentrates his Kansas City-based law practice in motor vehicle accident law, the conference could not have come at a better time. “Over the last 18 months Missouri has experienced a spike in traffic deaths. The Blueprint Conference will allow us to take a fresh look at how we are going to reverse this trend”, Horn said.
Horn is particularly concerned about the proliferation of the cell phone and its connection to distracted driving. In this regard, Horn has developed a distracted driving prevention program called Drive By Example, which he will be presenting to state transportation officials and authorities during the 3 day conference that starts Tuesday in Columbia.
“Distracted driving has become an epidemic and is likely to get worse before better unless we act now. Although a majority of drivers believe it is dangerous to use a phone while behind the wheel, it is surprising how many drivers use their phones while driving to talk, text, navigate, email, and access social media. All of us are facing a new universe of risk and danger on the roadway”.
Horn, who provides legal representation to drivers hurt and killed in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents, has devoted a substantial amount of work and his professional resources to advance driver safety since 2009. In addition to distracted driving prevention, Horn also is active in teen driver protection, working with schools and other driving safety stakeholders to help them implement effective safe driving programs. “It has been rewarding to have a hand to help improve our driving culture. I look forward to making a difference for our state”.