EndDD in the News

Changing the Way We Think About Distracted Driving to Save Lives founder Joel Feldman was the keynote speaker at Polk County, Florida’ Distracted Driving Forum on June 14, 2018. Joel spoke about how we need to do more than just present texting and driving statistics if we expect people to change driving behaviors. Joel said “ Many people drive distracted and most have not yet […] founder Joel Feldman featured in Mediaplanet’s 2017 Teen Health & Safety Campaign

Mediaplanet gathered a number of teen experts and asked for their views on keeping teens safe. These are some of Joel Feldman’s comments about communicating with teens to instill a culture of health and safety: What is the biggest misconception of teenagers today? Adults unjustly malign teens, often referring to them as “selfish and entitled.” […]

Joel Feldman Featured on CBS This Morning

Are high-tech dashboards the new culprit in distracted driving? CBS NEWS November 16, 2017, 7:47 AM A just-released study looks at how new in-car technology is taking our eyes off the road. Consumer Reports focuses on vehicle “infotainment systems,” including touch screens and controllers on the dashboard. Acura, Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo are all […] Founder Works With Horace Mann Insurance Company to Keep Illinois Students Safe

Working with Horace Mann Insurance Company Joel Feldman spoke at three Springfield, IL high schools today. See local television coverage: Joel Feldman’s campaign against distracted driving with Joey McLaughlin talks with Joel Feldman with about how a distracted driver killed his daughter, and how he created to help end distracted driving. Local […] 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 [….]

Foundation Works To Get Drivers Off Their Phone, Focused On The Road

Wisconsin, Like Many States, Sees Uptick In Distracted Driving Deaths By Kate Archer Kent, Originally Published on Wisconsin Public Radio News Wisconsin has cut drunk driving deaths in half over a decade, but deaths due to distracted driving are on the rise. In Wisconsin, there were 113 deaths from distracted driving last year, a 10 percent […]

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, (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 […]

Preventing Teen Distracted Driving Crashes – The American Association for Justice’s New Lawyers Division

Leslie Pescia speaking at Westlake High School

Today, much of my professional time is spent developing and presenting educational programs to reduce distracted driving tragedies. I started shortly after my daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. She was killed when she was 21 and she would be 28 years old today, had she lived. Immediately after Casey’s death […]