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EndDD.org Releases Distracted Driving Video

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Driving the Length of a Football Field Blind Caring drivers respect the safety of everyone on the road. You are driving at 55 mph and your passenger asks you to close your eyes and count to 4 before opening your eyes. Most likely you would look at your passenger like they were crazy and emphatically […]

Foundation Works To Get Drivers Off Their Phone, Focused On The Road

Wisconsin, Like Many States, Sees Uptick In Distracted Driving Deaths By Kate Archer Kent, Originally Published on Wisconsin Public Radio News Wisconsin has cut drunk driving deaths in half over a decade, but deaths due to distracted driving are on the rise. In Wisconsin, there were 113 deaths from distracted driving last year, a 10 percent […]

Pedestrian Deaths on U.S. Highways Spike – EndDD’s Joel Feldman Appears on CBS Evening News

A new study just released by The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects an 11% increase in the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways last year, compared to 2015. This would represent the steepest year-to-year increase since record-keeping began, both in terms of the number of deaths and percentage increase. Overall, pedestrian fatalities have increased by […]

Working With Millennials And Generation Zers To Change The Way We Think About Distracted Driving

Reprinted from The Huffington Post, March 13, 2017 –

Since my daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in 2009, I have worked to develop distracted driving presentations for all age groups: high school to college students and “adults.” Through my organization, EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving), over the past seven years I have personally given presentations to more than 100,000 teens and college students….Far from being lazy, selfish and entitled I find high school and college students highly motivated and sincerely wanting to make a positive difference in the world [….]

EndDD.org Prepares for April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month – This Year is Different

Before July 17, 2009 I had never heard of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. For that matter, even though I am a lawyer who has represented hundreds of families in distracted driving cases over the years, I regularly drove distracted. What changed on July 17, 2009? My 21-year old daughter Casey was killed by a distracted […]

Preventing Teen Distracted Driving Crashes – The American Association for Justice’s New Lawyers Division

Leslie Pescia speaking at Westlake High School

Today, much of my professional time is spent developing and presenting educational programs to reduce distracted driving tragedies. I started shortly after my daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. She was killed when she was 21 and she would be 28 years old today, had she lived. Immediately after Casey’s death […]

The Landscape of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

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 […]

Students Will Change the Way We Think About Distracted Driving

video contest

The 2017  SADD “Friends  Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted” National Video and Meme/GIF 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 […]

Father dedicates life’s work to ending distracted driving

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, […]

CEO Mary Powell Promotes Safe Driving Among GMP Employees

Distraced Driving Advocate

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 […]