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Dangers of Distracted Driving

According to the CDC, nine people in the United States are killed every day in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. In addition, around 3,000 people die in drunk driving crashes every year.

What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from driving. Checking a cellphone, sending a text message, or eating food or beverage are a few examples of distracted driving. These distractions have the potential to endanger you, your passengers, and innocent victims if there is an accident.

Scholarship Overview

Our experienced personal injury lawyers have seen the devastation that distracted drivers can cause. And we want to do everything that we can to stop it.

In an effort to reduce the number of distracted driving accidents in the United States, the distracted driving lawyers at McCormick & Murphy, P.C. are holding a $500 scholarship contest where one lucky student will win.

Essay Requirements

We would like eligible students to write a 500-word essay about their experience with distracted driving, how it has affected their actions on the road, and steps they would encourage their friends, family, and community to take to prevent a distracted driving accident.

  • What happened?
  • How has your experience with distracted driving affected your current actions when driving? What do you do differently?
  • What are 3 steps you would encourage your friends, family, and community to take to avoid a distracted driving accident?

Who Can Enter

Applicants must be current high school seniors planning to attend a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college OR currently enrolled in a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college. 

Our Judging Criteria

Submitted essays will be judged on their organization, style, clarity, and ideas.

Submission Deadline

Applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2023. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

When Will the Winner be Announced?

A winner will be selected no later than July 15, 2023.

How to Submit Your Application

You must click the button below and include the following:

  • Transcript/Proof of Enrollment
  • Essay 
  • Contact Information

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About McCormick & Murphy, P.C.

McCormick & Murphy, P.C. is a Colorado personal injury law firm focusing on personal injury, car accidents, and insurance bad faith cases. We currently have offices in Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

**Due to a high number of submissions please do not call the firm in regard to the scholarship contest.