A business caring about a cause so deeply that they’d invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into promoting it is almost unheard of. This fall, Connecticut-based law firm, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers is making an investment in urging the public to “Stow Before You Go”— the firm’s new public service campaign aimed at publically addressing the dangers of distracted driving. The campaign, which will be featured on billboards on major highways, and on busses throughout Connecticut, is making motorists aware of the hazards of using their cell phones behind the wheel. The ads feature the prominent headline: “The Most Dangerous Thing on the Road” and impactful images of cell phones, morphed into such dangerous items as a scorpion, spider, gun, or a grenade.     

“This new ad campaign is something that we are proud to be a part of,” said law firm President & CEO, Carter Mario. “By using your cell phone behind the wheel, you’re actually four times more likely to be involved in a serious accident (according to a recent study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.) Distracted driving has become an epidemic, yet we’re not doing enough to raise awareness of the real dangers. It’s my hope that this new campaign will send a message to the general public and to our legislators that more change still needs to happen when it comes to our cell phone laws. If these ads can save just one life, then all of our efforts will be worthwhile,” says Mario.

The statewide law firm, which is widely known for its “Get Carter!” slogan, has over the past three years committed its community outreach arm, CarterCares to promoting the real dangers of distracted driving. The firm launched their first effort in 2010 with a campaign aimed at making the issue of distracted driving public; as well as changing the focus of their annual “Arrive Alive” Scholarship Program for high school seniors to surround distracted driving issues.

Now, in 2012 the firm has increased their efforts to put an end to distracted driving in Connecticut, and launched the “Stow Before You Go” campaign. The campaign is also being supported online, via the website StowBeforeYouGo.com. Online, visitors will find interesting and hard-hitting facts and figures about the dangers of distracted driving, order “Stow Before You Go” t-shirts, as well as find out more about other ways in which the firm is doing everything they can to prevent distracted driving.   

To learn more about the “Stow Before You Go” campaign, or Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, please visit www.GetCarter.com.  

About Carter Mario Injury Lawyers

Founded in 1989 as a general practice law firm, the offices of Carter Mario Injury Lawyers have been exclusively representing the rights of individuals injured by the negligent conduct of others since 1998. With offices in Milford, Hartford, New Britain, Waterbury, Bridgeport, and North Haven, Connecticut — the firm prides itself on obtaining a just, reasonable, and timely settlement for all clients.

Through CarterCares – a program through which Carter Mario Injury Lawyers gives back to the communities it serves – the firm has taken on the challenge of doing its part to educate the public and raise awareness on the dangers of Distracted and Drunk Driving. CarterCares offers the “Arrive Alive” Scholarship and tours high schools, speaking with teens and parents across Connecticut. As a service to the community, the firm also offers the GetCarter! Mobile App, allowing all to access taxi rides home, free-of-charge, to combat Drunk Driving. For more on Carter Mario Injury Lawyers please visit www.GetCarter.com.