“My paternal grandfather was killed in a drunk driving accident way back in the 1960s,” scholarship winner PCK (who wishes to remain anonymous for privacy reasons) told representatives of Bressman Law. “My dad never knew his dad and so I’ve thought a lot about how drunk driving impacts people and families.”
PCK is the author of an essay that won her the Safe Roads Policy Scholarship. As you may expect, one of her key points is increasing stigmas associated with drunk driving, and even providing free rides home from bars through funded services.
The four-point plan created by PCK also demands a more vigorously funded infrastructure, development of safer cars using advanced features, and mechanisms to hold local/state/federal governments accountable for unsafe driving conditions in their jurisdictions.
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PCK draws many influences from studying European countries’ approaches to road safety. “The U.S. should follow Europe and require cars to have advanced safety systems,” she wrote. “This move would not only prevent deaths but also implement new standards for emissions.”
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A veterinary medicine student in the pre-vet early entry program at Mississippi State University, PCK ultimately wants to focus on either vet research or on becoming a specialist in orthopedic veterinary medicine.
In the meantime, she is highly active in her community. A member of her church’s youth group, PCK also served as a full-time intern at a wildlife refuge near her hometown last year. Throughout high school and at MSU, PCK spends a portion of her time mentoring differently abled students.
Bressman Law is proud to offer PCK this $2,500 scholarship and appreciates her insight into making our nation that much safer.