Distracted driving can change your life and countless others
Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands more injured. Research shows that talking on a cell phone quadruples your risk of an accident (about the same as drunk driving). That risk doubles again, if you are texting. You can help stop distracted driving.
I spoke at 3 high schools to about 1000 students this week in Oklahoma. Part of our EndDD.org presentation is working with students to teach them how to effectively speak up when friends or parents drive them distracted. We go through role play exercises, exploring with students the use of non-confrontational statements designed to maximize […]
George Jebaily likes to live by the motto: “If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re a part of the problem.” When it comes to the problem of distracted driving, Jebaily is doing what he can within his community to be a part of the solution through his work with The Casey Feldman Foundation and its signature project, EndDD.org. [....]
Teens are the most inexperienced of drivers and the fatal crash rates for teens is nearly three times that for any other age group. And distraction is thought to be responsible for more than 50% of teen crashes. Given that they are their tech savvy, that texting is their preferred form of communication and, as […]
My daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. It was daytime and she was walking across the street in a crosswalk when she was struck by a 58 year-old man who ran a stop sign. He said he never saw her. Since that time, my wife and I have made it our mission to change driving attitudes and raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. But a new report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) should be a wake up call that we need to also address distracted walking [....]