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New EndDD.org Video: Just Ask to End Distracted Driving

The statistics about distracted driving are alarming. About 10 of us die in the U.S. each day, and more than 1,000 people are injured in vehicle crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. Of all the collisions on all the roads in the country, 10 percent of fatal crashes, 15 percent of injury […]

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 […]

Steve Casner, PhD: Changing The Way We Think About Distraction

For safety expert, Steve Casner, PhD, the world itself is growing ever more dangerous as a result of an increased opportunity for distraction. “If you look at technology – and a car and a phone are perfect examples of these technologies – they provide us with subtle risks for which we are not educationally or biologically prepared.” […]

2018 Video and Meme Contest Winners!

EndDD.org is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 Video and Meme/Gif Contest – “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted”, which was expanded this year to include elementary and middle school students. With over 56 videos and 167 memes/gifs submitted, the 8 winners hailed from NY, AL, MN, ND, IN and VA. Our impressive group of judges were Deborah Hersman, President and CEO of the National Safety Council [….]

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 [ ….]

Are Smart Cars Making Us More Distracted?

    With all of the high-tech features of today’s smart cars, it’s hard not to join the conversation around distracted driving. From mesmerizing dashboard displays and infotainment centers to built-in GPS and Wi-Fi, new technology plays a huge role in how we interact with our vehicles. But in an ironic twist, the very features […]

Ready Mobile Eliminates Distracted Driving at the Network Level

Ready Mobile, a nationwide mobile service provider,  is changing the game when it comes to ending the distracted driving epidemic. The phone provider has partnered with Katasi to introduce Groove, a module that can detect when a car is in motion and block mobile distractions before they even reach the driver’s phone [….]

Inspiring, Engaging, Important and Fun: Why I Am an EndDD.org Presenter

I had the pleasure recently of giving two EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) presentations in my community at Paradise Honors High School in Surprise, AZ.. I thought, let’s make our streets safer.  But, I will continue giving the presentation not only because it is important and a good cause but also, fun [….]

Students – Enter Now to Win Our 2018 Video and Meme Contest!

Elementary, Middle, High School or College Students Submit Your Entry by March 9th! The deadline for EndDD.org’s second annual “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Distracted” Video/Meme/GIF contest is quickly approaching. In partnership with Anapol Weiss and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), the contest has been expanded this year to include […]

Raising Awareness: Employer Liability for Distracted Driving

At EndDD.org, 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 […]