Finalists Announced: Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship (March 2019)

Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

Twice a year, the Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan funds a $1,000 scholarship to help raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving amongst college-aged students. Studies have shown that 18-24 year olds are twice as likely to be involved in a texting and driving accident than any other age group. Students between the ages […]

Seth Shingler (West Virginia U): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Unnecessary Risk with Serious Consequences Growing up with technology has been such a blessing in my life. In my experience, it makes life easier, communication is more streamlined, and has many redeeming qualities. However, I am not blind to the fact that while technology has helped so many, it has it’s drawbacks as well. I […]

Egner Flannery (Mississippi State): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

While I do not tend to partake in texting and driving, I do occasionally glance at my phone or send a quick text at a stop light. Though, that was not the case yesterday. I was driving home from Orange Beach, Alabama from a girl’s spring break trip. I was driving with two friends in […]

Naydeya Granger (Cottonwood HS – AL): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

”According to an AAA poll, 94 percent of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway”. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Texting while driving is 6x more likely to cause an accident than driving […]

Tips & Info for Northern CA Fire Victims

The North Bay is reeling as the “wine country fires” sweep through Northern California communities. It’s devastating. Tens of thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes. Santa Rosa has been hit particularly hard, but many smaller communities and rural areas are also under siege. As of Wednesday, more than 3,500 homes and businesses […]

Caitlyn McFadden (U of Kentucky): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

Don’t Text and Drive Is the message I’m about to read more important than my life?  This is question all drivers should pose to themselves while driving.  There are so many risk associated with texting and driving such as killing yourself, killing others, causing a car accident or just simply distracted by the conversation engaged […]

Brianna Chandra (UC San Diego): Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship

I’d Rather Not Just one question: Text and drive? Before screenshotting the last conversation I had while texting and driving, I was forced to stop and really think about the last time it happened, which is a good thing. In 2011, my oldest sister got hit by a car whose driver was texting and driving.  […]