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GibsonSingleton says: “Say no to distracted driving, say yes to safer driving, and win our scholarship!”

By Beth Gibson on February 18, 2019

It’s that time of year again! We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are kicking off prom and graduation season a little early with our Texts=Wrecks Scholarship 2019.

The prize is $1,000 for college expenses, and the scholarship is open to any 3.0-GPA-or-above student in the United States. Whether you were born and grew up here, are a legal permanent resident, or are a DACA recipient, you are welcome to apply. The deadline is May 16, 2019, and we’ll announce our winner on June 13.

Why are we so against distracted driving?

John Singleton and Ken Gibson often explain their reasons behind their Texts=Wrecks message:

Ken recently said: “We are deeply saddened by how many of our clients have been injured by distracted drivers—drivers who looked down at their phones for just a second to send or read a text. We regularly see how that brief lapse of attention destroyed another life.”

John added, ““Distracted driving is not only texting while driving. It can be driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It can even be something seemingly innocent, like eating while driving, or drinking coffee while driving, or even putting on make-up. Yes, we’ve seen people do that.”

Who’s our hope for the future, and what are you doing already to lead?

To fight back against this epidemic, which kills around 3,500 people every year, our personal injury law firm is calling on the next generation. We strongly believe that students will be leaders in changing the way America drives.

So we want to hear your best ideas—including things you’ve already tried—to keep yourself, your family, and your community driving more safely. Maybe you practice “ultra” defensive driving? Or maybe you take the extra step of putting your phone on silent mode, or putting it out of reach in the backseat before you drive?

We’d love to hear your creative ideas, and the more involved you are in putting them into practice, the better! We’re looking for future leaders who are already leading in their hometowns and will likely lead at their colleges.

How can you find out more?

Last year’s finalists, and our 2018 winner, were impressive scholars with a deep sense of concern for others, and the desire to give back to their communities. Check out their essays for some inspiration.

We wish you the best of luck! Please share this opportunity with every student you know, and help others be safer on the road.

You can find our application form here, and our eligibility requirements here. For more information, visit our blog, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can also reach out to GibsonSingleton’s community outreach director, Beth Gibson, at [email protected]. Please make sure the subject line reads “Attention: Scholarship Manager.”

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Community service

Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.

  • Safety Education
    GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
  • Annual Coat Drive
    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
    John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
  • Supporting Local Schools
    The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.