The Casey Feldman Foundation was established to promote traffic safety awareness, among other causes, and to remember Casey Feldman, who was killed by a distracted driver in July 2009. Casey’s Foundation and EndDD.org have coordinated judges and lawyers to give presentations to high school students across North America.
Joel Feldman, Casey Feldman’s father and a lawyer, said that it was truly amazing how many trial lawyers volunteered their time to speak with students as part of this campaign. Within weeks of announcing the program more than 800 lawyers and judges had signed on. Presentations will be given in all 50 states and many of the provinces in Canada.
The presentations were developed with the help of researchers at Children’s Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention in Philadelphia to work with students collaboratively to aid them to make safe decisions about driving, reduce their distracted driving behaviors and help them feel comfortable speaking up for their safety when being driven by others who are distracted.
Joel Feldman, and the other lawyers in his firm will present to more than 6000 students in the Philadelphia metropolitan area during April. Schools that would like presentations can arrange presentations through EndDD.org