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EndDD.org Distracted Driving Video Released for Teen Driver Safety Week—“Brothers Don’t Let Brothers Drive Distracted”

EndDD.org held a teen video contest in honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week that addressed the issue of distracted driving among friends. Ben Cerauli, a sophomore in high school, was chosen as the winner for his video submission that features the story of a little brother who stops his older brother from driving while distracted. In the one minute video, it is the younger sibling that acts as the superhero, speaking up and confronting his older brother of his risky driving habits. The clip reminds us that even those who don’t drive can help keep those we love safe, as long as we are brave enough to speak up and say something.

Technically Almost Legal: Driving distractions like these should be avoided—even though they are legal

Chambers said he was inspired by recent laws on texting and driving and wanted to highlight other activities that are equally as dangerous but have not received the same attention. “Technically Almost Legal” is currently being used as part of the Student Awareness Initiative. This video is used to make the point that even if we follow applicable laws (prohibiting texting and hand held cell phone use depending on the jurisdiction) we can still be distracted. And even if something is not illegal it can be dangerous.

Faces of Distracted Driving: Casey Feldman, 21

U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood’s blog article of Feb. 22, 2011 reprinted as follows: A father asks: “Listen to Casey’s story, share it, and commit to driving safer” Today, I’m proud to present the first video in our Faces of Distracted Driving series submitted by a member of the public. When I first watched this […]

Release of “Just a Few Seconds” EndDD Video

“I wasn’t texting, I wasn’t using my cell phone, but I still killed someone”, says 17 year old Kate McGuire in the new PSA video produced by Casey’s father, Joel Feldman, now incorporated into the EndDD distracted driving presentation. This is one of the first distracted driving videos which features both the driver and the victim’s family. Kate, a senior in high school, describes how her selfish act killed a 61 year old man who was about to become a grandfather for the first time. Emily, the daughter of the man who was killed talks about how this senseless and preventable crash has affected her and her family.

A Game of Chance

Most of us would agree that when we text we are taking a chance—taking a chance that something bad will happen. This video, ‘A Game Of Chance’ created by Jamie Shin & Sarah Rosenshine, puts in perspective the chances we are taking. Maybe we all need to think of texting while driving like holding a gun to our head.

Bus driver, with passengers, is caught on video.

All of us at one time or another has driven while distracted. When you drive distracted you are taking chances and are putting other people at risk. This video—taken by a passenger—shows a professional bus driver who makes his living driving other people and who is responsible for the lives and safety of his passengers. […]

Do you see the pedestrian?

In this video published by the Abbotsford B.C Canada Police Department, a 64-year-old man was struck while walking across Hillcrest Avenue at Parkview Street. Despite being in a marked crosswalk during daylight hours and walking through an intersection with good sightlines, the man was still launched 50 feet when he was struck by a passenger car.

The Distracted Mind

Everyone knows we’re not supposed to multitask while driving, but do you know why? Refraining from texting, changing the radio, or talking to other people in the car isn’t just cautionary advice from your parents and driver’s ed teachers. It turns out your brain literally can’t focus on too much at once.

Volkswagen ‘Eyes on the Road’ Ad

VW Safety Video Gets Attention of Texting Teens with the message, “Mobile use is now the leading cause of death behind the wheel. A reminder to keep your eyes on the road.”

Texting, Driving and Football

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety developed a creative way to involve teens with their distracted driving video contest. The first-place winner Alex Emmons, produced a compelling 30 second video that hits home with respect to the dangers presented by being distracted while texting. See how Alex used the football field to make his point […]