Riders and Other Advocates for Road Safety (ROARS) is mounting a community action campaign aimed at reducing road accidents in Southwest Florida.
“We stand behind any cause that seeks to reduce accidents on our roads,” said Bruce L. Scheiner, founder and senior attorney at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, which has been dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims in South Florida since 1971. “Groups like ROARS can make a real difference, particularly in a tough economy when local and state governments often reduce public-safety spending for education and other awareness programs.”
The group will seek to educate the public in an effort to reduce the number of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and bicycle and pedestrian accidents throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres and Bonita Springs.
“Though there are many reasons for fatalities on our highways, it is truly the belief of this advocate that an alarming amount of these crashes can be avoided,” said Frankie Kennedy, founder and chairman of ROARS.
When it comes to motorcycle fatalities, Kennedy said 85 percent are the result of a vehicle’s failure to yield the right of way.
“Most people do no see the motorcycle and, because of its size, they nearly always misjudge its speed,” Kennedy said. “Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, has supported the motorcycling community for many years and with their help, we are working very diligently to get our message out.”
Kennedy said the group will focus on all forms of road safety as it seeks to educate the public and maintain safety awareness.
ROARS also is active in educating young drivers.
“We will bring our program anywhere we can get a gathering of interested drivers,” Kennedy said. “We currently bring a motorcycle safety and driver-awareness seminar to all the local high schools in Lee County and we have touched thousands of student drivers since we started the program. It is of the utmost importance to reach as many people as possible.”
Citizens are encouraged to join with ROARS and engage in programs and activities designed to raise public awareness in their communities. The coalition strongly advocates grass roots efforts in the areas of voter registration and the development of proactive relationships with the state’s legislators to promote innovative ways to make streets, roads and highways safer for Florida residents and visitors.
ROARS recognizes the inherent dangers associated with every mode of transportation and understands the need for a purposeful and united effort by all drivers, riders and pedestrians to reduce loss due to injuries and death.
For more information about ROARS, please contact Chair and Founder Frankie Kennedy at 239-849-9065 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an accident, there are certain things you can do to help protect your rights. The wrongful death, injury and accident attorneys at Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, have been representing victims of car accidents, truck accident, motorcycle accidents and bicycle and pedestrian accidents since 1971. The firm offers free appointments to discuss your rights at any of its offices located throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Arcadia, Port Charlotte, Sebring and Venice.