Kaplan Lawyers PC 2019 Scholarship Winner
Grace L. Armann’s scholarship-winning essay on distracted driving sums up the many challenges mobile device use poses on our roads. As she points out in her piece, over 3,000 deaths and more than 400,000 injuries are caused by distracted driving every year. As vehicles have become safer, distraction has emerged as one of the greatest threats that motorists are facing.
Grace discusses the many ways drivers and concerned parents can combat the problem. We not only need to urge our lawmakers to take the problem seriously, we also need to encourage better habits, both in ourselves and in our friends and family.
“As with any new advancement in technology, there are both negative and positive aspects,” Grace writes. “It is how we handle the bad, how we react to the problems, how we choose to solve the situation and protect ourselves and others that matters.”
We couldn’t agree more, and we’re proud that we can assist Grace as she begins her college career. Thanks to Grace and all our other applicants for their insightful essays.
Grace won the scholarship on the strength of her thoughtful distracted driving essay. We’re honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of Grace’s educational career, and we are confident that she will do great things. Thanks to all our applicants for their many impressive submissions.
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan
Attorney Jared S. Kaplan has focused his career on advancing his legal knowledge though the day to day practice of law. Jared is a partner in the law firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC in Syosset, New York and has been a practicing attorney for nearly 20 years. His career started in litigation, so Jared is aware of the pitfalls in litigation and uses that knowledge in the representation of his clients in complex matters. [ Attorney Bio ]