About Joel Feldman, Esq, MS Distracted Driving Speaker and Safe Driving Advocate

In 2009 Joel Feldman’s 21-year-old daughter, Casey, was killed by a distracted driver. Since then he has worked to change driving attitudes and behaviors and raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

Distracted Driving SpeakerFeldman has given more than 500 presentations at businesses, medical, legal and traffic safety conferences and to middle school, high school and college students across the country.

With input from experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Feldman developed an interactive, scientifically-guided, evidence-based distracted driving programs integrating health communication, behavioral change, and targeted persuasion principles. Thanks to Feldman’s leadership, and using a network of 350 trained volunteer speakers, about 400,000 have attended presentations in more than 45 states and Canada. In its report on the most effective teen distracted driving presentations in the US the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) highlighted

Distracted driving speaker Joel Feldman has been a practicing attorney for more than 30 years and regularly represents those injured, or family members of those killed, by distracted drivers. Feldman readily admits that even with representing victims of distracted driving crashes he frequently drove distracted until his daughter’s death. He earned a Master’s Degree in counseling from Villanova, after Casey’s death, and uses counseling skills in presenting the program at high schools, colleges, community programs, hospitals, legal and medical conventions, construction and utility companies, pharmaceutical companies and other businesses. He frequently speaks at national and regional youth safety and traffic safety conferences. Feldman particularly enjoys working with students and has supported numerous youth led distracted driving projects across the country.

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Distracted Driving SpeakerRecognizing the value of the program, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, “ has been a strong advocate in our fight to get drivers to keep their eyes on the road, their hands on the wheel, and their full attention on driving safely.”

Feldman’s video tribute to his daughter became the first outside submission to become part of DOT’s Faces of Distracted Driving. and Feldman have been the focus of numerous news stories, including the Today Show and Nancy Grace. Feldman and his wife live in the Philadelphia area.

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