EndDD in the News
Distracted driving is an increasing and deadly problem that presents questions lawyers and courts will need to grapple with. In 2009, Webster’s New World College Dictionary’s “word of the year” was “distracted driving.” The dictionary’s editors noted that “distracted driving is another reflection—and consequence—of our ongoing romance with all things digital and mobile and the […]
The 2017 SADD “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted” National Video and Meme Contest Traffic fatalities are increasing across the country and crashes caused by distracted driving are increasing faster than those caused by drunk driving, speeding and failing to wear seat belts. Clearly we need to do something about it now. As a society […]
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – A father has turned his life’s work into educating people about the dangers of distracted driving after his daughter was killed in an accident blamed on the practice. “I’m tired of looking at the anguish in a mom’s face when she says, ‘remember my dead daughter, remember my dead son,’” said Joel Feldman, […]
When thinking of strong advocates of safe driving, one’s mind does not immediately think of the CEO of a power company. Yet, that is exactly what Mary Powell is. As president and CEO of Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP), Mary has earned many honors for her forward-thinking business model. She was named Powergen’s 2014 Woman […]
Lawyers Need to Do More When Representing Families Whose Loved Ones Have Been Killed by Distracted Driving
Distracted driving deaths are sudden and unexpected. In 2015 more than 10 people died and more than a thousand were injured every day in the U.S. from distracted driving . These are the worst statistics since 2008. But of course, distracted driving statistics don’t capture how these deaths and life-altering injuries affect families. Family members […]
Pamela Nichols is busy—and she prefers it that way. “I’m a say yes person,” she said. Nichols is a trial lawyer by day: she not only practices law and manages the firm, but has been a partner at O’Connell and Aronowitz since 1997. With the rest of her time, Nichols promotes EndDD.org presentations, participates in Albany’s Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), […]
Social Media Apps are Too Dangerous to Use While Driving – EndDD.org Joins with the Partnership for Distraction-Free Driving to Launch a Petition to Save Lives
Manufacturers of social media apps have a responsibility to warn users not to drive while using their apps, and, in some cases, to disable the app so that it cannot be used while driving. To reduce distracted driving crashes End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) has joined the Partnership for Distraction-Free Driving in launching a petition drive to encourage social media companies to do the following [….]
The Snapchat Distracted Driving Lawsuit: What Legal and Moral Responsibilities do App Manufacturers Have With Respect to Distracted Driving?
Whether it’s texting, accessing Facebook, taking selfies or using other apps, including Snapchat, we have become a nation of distracted drivers. So what is different about the “Snapchat distracted driving lawsuit?” It is because not only was the distracted driver sued, but also Snapchat, the manufacturer of the app the driver was using at the time of the crash [….]
Springfield High School (Delaware County PA) senior Samantha Kemmey produced this documentary PSA for her film production class about Casey Feldman who was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. Samantha captures the spirit of Casey in this video while raising awareness about the devastating impact of distracted driving.
If you are in the Philadelphia area come and participate in our EndDD (End Distracted Driving) presentation Wed. night, Dec. 16th at 7:00 pm. EndDD’s founder, Joel Feldman, who has personally spoken to more than 80,000 teens and adults across the country will be presenting, joined by Pat Fallon of the Montgomery County Health Department. Location: Lower Merion High School