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Distracted Driving and the Deaf Community – Presentation at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

Several months ago when I agreed to do a distracted driving presentation at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, I must admit that I had some anxiety about it. I had never really known anyone who was deaf and knew nothing about the deaf culture; I wanted to make certain that I could do an effective presentation…Many in the deaf community will sign when they drive, in addition to looking at their cell phones [….].


“Play Distracted Lose the Game, Drive Distracted Lose a Life”

These words were spoken by Col. Steven Flaherty, Supt. of the Virginia State Police, at the 2nd Annual Virginia Distracted Diving Summit, where EndDD’s Joel Feldman also spoke. Col. Flaherty was making the point that we would not text or call while participating in sports, but that we will often do so while driving. In our presentations we have used this 30 second video to make the same point [….]