Feldman has given more than 700 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 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, more than 475,000 have attended EndDD.org presentations in 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 EndDD.org.
Distracted driving speaker Joel Feldman has been a practicing attorney for more than 35 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 EndDD.org 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.
Recognizing the value of the EndDD.org program, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, “EndDD.org 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. EndDD.org 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.
Joel and volunteer speakers have brought EndDD.org presentations to a wide range of workplaces. These interactive and engaging talks incorporate real stories, videos, audience participation, and more. Employees learn simple steps to keep them focused on driving.
Joel Feldman shared his daughter Casey’s story and spoke about the dangers of driving distracted to our team. The passion Joel possesses on the topic of distracted driving made it a very special and powerful presentation for us.
EndDD.org offers tailored presentations for middle schools and high schools. Students learn about the dangers of distracted driving and effective ways to speak up when their driver is distracted. The talks incorporate real stories, videos, audience participation, and more.
Attorney Feldman shared a personal story and backed it up with an educational approach supported by facts, figures, visual aids, and videos. He spoke to our students out of concern, like a parent, teacher, or caring adult would while sitting around the kitchen table.
A variety of community groups have hosted EndDD.org presentations to help their members be safe, distraction-free drivers. Speakers can customize a presentation to suit the unique needs of the organization. The talks incorporate real stories, videos, audience participation, and more.
As I left the presentation I heard staff members talking about the careless mistakes they've made and the bad examples they had set for their kids. As I listened, I know that the time spent here made an impact.