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#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 EndDD.org to end distracted driving. Why distracted driving? What has EndDD.org accomplished? What will your #GivingTuesday donation help EndDD.org do? [….]

We Have Breathalyzers To Help Fight Drunk Driving, Should We Have the Textalyzer to Fight Distracted Driving?

New York state is currently considering arming police with the textalyzer, a device that would allow police officers, after a crash, to download information allowing them to see what the driver was doing with his or her smartphone immediately before the crash. There is no doubt that allowing police to do so would be a […]

View our video and Meme Contest Winners!

End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 SADD National Distracted Driving Video and Meme Contest. The awe-inspiring number of entries and their powerful messages have proven that teens truly have the power to keep their friends safe through caring, speaking up and creating positive peer pressure. Students from 18 states submitted more than 170 individual entries. Many of the projects submitted were created as a group effort, tallying the number of student participants to more than 500.

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 […]

EndDD.org Releases Distracted Driving Video

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“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

SPIDER Framework

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 […]

Pedestrian Deaths on U.S. Highways Spike – EndDD’s Joel Feldman Appears on CBS Evening News

A new study just released by The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects an 11% increase in the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways last year, compared to 2015. This would represent the steepest year-to-year increase since record-keeping began, both in terms of the number of deaths and percentage increase. Overall, pedestrian fatalities have increased by […]

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, EndDD.org (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 [….]

EndDD.org 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 […]

The Landscape of Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is an increasing and deadly problem that presents questions lawyers and courts will need to grapple with. In 2009, Webster’s New World College Dictionary’s “word of the year” was “distracted driving.” The dictionary’s editors noted that “distracted driving is another reflection—and consequence—of our ongoing romance with all things digital and mobile and the […]