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Georgia’s New Distracted Driving Law- A Matter of Respect

Starting July 1st Georgia motorists will be required to put their smartphones down while driving or risk being ticketed. Georgia’s new distracted driving law was a reaction to the astronomical increase in Georgia traffic fatalities from 2014-2016, more than 30%, as compared to the national increase of about 14%. While safety was properly the focus […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month – Learn What you Can Do

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a united nationwide effort to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and eliminate preventable deaths and injuries on our roadways.  Accordingly to the latest statistics released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 37,000 people were killed on our highways in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from 2015. Here is what you can do [ ….]

Raising Awareness: Employer Liability for Distracted Driving

At, we regularly voice the dangers of work-related distracted driving. Joel and our volunteers encourage employers across the country to adopt safe driving policies for their companies, both for the safety of their teams and to reduce liability. In conjunction with Joel’s firm, Anapol Weiss, we developed a workplace safe driving policy to promote […]

#GivingTuesday – Help Save Our Children From Distracted Driving

As you consider your charitable donations this #GivingTuesday, please help us save childrens’ lives by donating to to end distracted driving. Why distracted driving? What has accomplished? What will your #GivingTuesday donation help do? [….]

Just What We Needed to Hear on the 8th Anniversary of Casey’s Death

July 17th marked 8 years since our daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver. Needless to say, we miss her every day and the anniversary can be particularly painful. I received the following email on the 17th from a former student at Medford High School in Massachusetts. It was just what we needed: I […]

Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature – a Band Aid for the Epidemic of Distracted Driving

Contrary to what has recently been reported in the media, Apple’s “Do Not Disturb While Driving” (DNDWD) feature, which will be available in the fall of 2017 as part of the iOS 11 operating system update, will not drastically reduce iPhone distracted driving crashes. Despite all the hype surrounding DNDWD, it falls short of providing real protection from distracted drivers […] Releases Distracted Driving Video

“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 [….]

Rethinking Defensive Driving in Light of Distracted Driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and a good time to reflect on just how bad distracted driving has become in our country. For many of us seeing other motorists focused on their phones whizzing by in traffic has become a routine occurrence. Whether its texting, changing music, accessing Facebook or using any one of […]

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, (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 [….] 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 […]