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27
Jun

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 […]

02
Apr

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

26
Mar

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

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18
Feb

The Landscape of 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

06
Feb

How Apple Can Prevent Distracted Driving Tragedies

Using our iPhones for calls, texts and apps like FaceTime while driving is obviously dangerous. Still, many people ignore the documented risks and drive distracted. But when drivers using iPhones kill or injure innocent members of the public, should Apple be legally responsible? Two families are arguing the company should undoubtedly be responsible. On Christmas