AKRON, Ohio -- Kisling, Nestico & Redick, an Ohio-based personal injury law firm, announced the availability of a new Don't Text and Drive Scholarship, which will award $5,000 to the student who develops the best proposal to persuade young adults to avoid texting while driving.
The core of the application is for students to develop a plan that will communicate the risks of distracted driving and encourage young adults to avoid participating is such behavior while behind the wheel. Interested students can apply online or download a PDF version of the application.
"We witness the terrible consequences of texting and driving every day, so we made the decision to encourage young adults to be part of the solution," said Rob Nestico, managing partner of Kisling, Nestico & Redick. "This scholarship reflects our firm's commitment to combating distracted driving — whether by advocating for victims of this dangerous behavior, or engaging the community on prevention strategies."
Kisling, Nestico & Redick has made community giving a pillar of the firm since its founding in 2005 and has raised more than $300,000.00 for local charities and organizations.
"While we are excited to provide financial assistance to a student seeking higher education, we really want to get young adults thinking about the dangers of distracted driving and how they can make a difference," said John Reagan, partner at Kisling, Nestico & Redick. "In doing so, the benefits go far beyond the scholarship winner, or a cash prize — many lives could be saved."
Applications are due December 1, 2017. The winner will be notified prior to January 13, 2018.
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