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Medford to participate in campaign to fight distracted driving

Posted by Jarret Bencks  January 30, 2013 05:20 PM

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Medford will be among the first communities in the state participating in a new campaign focused on ending distracted driving, according to an announcement from Mayor Michael McGlynn's office. 

The campaign, called "End Distracted Driving," was established by Philadelphia attorney Joel Feldman after his 21-year-old daughter died in an accident involving a distracted driver in 2009. It focuses on educating high schoolers on the dangers of multi-tasking while behind the wheel.

The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, with Feldman, is bringing the program to Massachusetts. 

An announcement will be made on the campaign Monday, Feb. 4 at the State House. Medford will kick off the initiative with an event at Medford High School Feb. 5.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.

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