EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) is delighted to announce that The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has become a sponsor and part of EndDD.org’s solution to eliminate distracted driving on our nation’s roads.
Sponsorship of EndDD.org demonstrates a commitment to changing attitudes about safe driving behavior. The Hanover’s support will allow EndDD.org to reach even more middle school, high school and college students across the country and to provide educational resources to supplement the presentations, all without cost to the schools.
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. is the holding company for several property and casualty insurance companies, which together constitute one of the largest insurance businesses in the U.S. The company provides insurance solutions through a select group of independent agents and brokers. Together with its agents, The Hanover offers standard and specialized insurance protection for businesses, homes, automobiles, and other personal items.
“We are pleased to have The Hanover on board as a sponsor of our organization,” said Joel Feldman, founder of EndDD.org. “This company works to protect drivers and passengers in a variety of innovative ways. The Hanover’s support helps us all continue the fight to stop preventable deaths caused by distracted driving. We are proud of this partnership.”
The Hanover’s sponsorship of EndDD.org is just one way the company is working to save lives on our nation’s roadways. In 2018, The Hanover launched its SafeTeen program to educate new drivers about responsible driving and offer savings and rewards for teens and their parents. The company provides its agent partners a full suite of education and discount options to offer customers who add teen drivers to a policy. SafeTeen’s driving safety course is designed to help inexperienced drivers improve their driving skills and help reduce crashes by up to 30 percent once completed. Parents can also monitor their teen’s driving behaviors through the SafeTeen mobile app. Through its partnership with ADEPT Driver’s teenSMART® program, The Hanover offers discounts on customers’ auto policies when teen drivers successfully complete the program.
“Casey’s story has touched us at The Hanover, and we are committed to preserving her legacy by doing our part to end distracted driving so other families don’t have to go through the same tragedy,” said Daniel C. Halsey, president of personal lines at The Hanover. “Teen drivers are especially vulnerable, as they are new to the road and are more likely to be distracted. We are passionate about this cause and are very pleased to partner with EndDD.org to bring education and research to teens across the country.”
EndDD.org is grateful for The Hanover’s generosity and commitment to promoting safe, distraction-free driving across the country.
EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) was founded by Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson in 2009 as a project of the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation. Casey Feldman, 21, was struck and killed by a distracted driver in July 2009 in Ocean City, NJ. The mission of EndDD.org is to save lives from distracted driving through advocacy, education and action. Since its inception, EndDD has amassed a network of 500 volunteer speakers and provided science-based distracted driving presentations to hundreds of thousands of students nationwide.