Distracted Driving Updates Archives | EndDD

23
Jan

National Passenger Safety Week

National Passenger Safety Week: “When passengers choose to speak up, we will be most effective if we do so in a non-confrontational manner.” Laura Oldfather In 2010, Joel Feldman, founder of EndDD, produced a short video in which a deadly traffic accident is avoided because a passenger speaks up.  “Dad,” says the daughter who is

11
Nov

The Casey Feldman Foundation/ EndDD.org Announce National Award for Transportation Safety Reporting

The Casey Feldman Foundation/EndDD.org is excited to announce the Casey Feldman Award for Traffic Safety Reporting sponsored in conjunction with the University of Colorado College of Media, Communication and Information. The Award has been created to recognize and honor reporters whose work informs the public about traffic safety. Traffic deaths, including those caused by distracted

13
Nov

Move Over Laws

James Garcia: the Force Behind the Passage of Move Over Laws Across the U.S. In 1994, James Garcia was working as a paramedic tending to a crash scene in South Carolina. As he was helping his patient on the side of a two-lane highway, a driver going 45 mph struck Garcia. Fortunately, he recovered from

18
Oct

EndDD.org Marks National Teen Driver Safety Week with New Safety Campaigns

How to Protect Teen Drivers and Make Roads Safer This year, National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 17-23, and with motor vehicle crashes being the number one unintentional cause of death among teenagers, it is more important than ever to encourage safe driving habits among young people. After his daughter Casey was killed by

14
Sep

Pedestrian Safety: America’s Next Public Health Crisis

Why are walkers and cyclists being killed in such high numbers? Isabella Scipioni   Pedestrian deaths have skyrocketed over the past decade, and many are wondering what the cause of this crisis is and how to stop it. Of course, distracted driving and other unsafe practices behind the wheel are contributing factors, but Angie Schmitt,

09
Jun

End Distracted Driving Advocate, Jennifer Smith Knows Awareness Doesn’t Stop After April

April was Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  During this time many organizations like EndDD.org and the National Safety Council created initiatives to promote the dangers of distracted driving. Now that we are beyond April and heading into the summer it is important to acknowledge that advocacy and awareness of this epidemic is a year-round action.  Jennifer