Distracted driving can change your life and countless others
Thousands of people have been killed by distracted drivers; hundreds of thousands have been injured. You can help stop distracted driving. Change your driving habits and help your family members do the same by learning about the dangers of distracted driving and by reviewing our Family Safe Driving Agreement together.
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 EndDD.org presentations we have used this 30 second video to make the same point [....]
“Look at me…and say: I don’t want to be that guy.” Reggie Shaw quoted in, “A Deadly Wandering – A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention,” by Matt Richtel
Reggie Shaw was texting while driving in 2006 and killed two men. Richtel’s book tells Reggie’s story and also the story of those who were affected by Reggie’s decision to text and drive. Since I have met Reggie and spoken with him, this book has special meaning for me. It is a story of how good can come out of suffering, how one man, initially reviled for what he had done, was able to earn respect, forgiveness and love from others, including those whose loved ones he killed [....]
“Everyone has a unique and beautiful story. We just need to listen and we will be changed.” - Casey Feldman, 1988-2009. This beauty of stories and their power to change us was evident on September 12th, when I participated in the Vermont Association for Justice (VTAJ) “Cornerstone Stories,” a TED style program in which speakers were asked to talk about overcoming failures or obstacles on the path to success [....]
Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Report Highlights State and Local Initiatives to Combat Teen Distracted Driving
The GHSA’s newest report provides the most comprehensive summary of efforts undertaken to date nationwide to combat teen distracted driving. This report highlights teen distracted driving research, the extent of the teen distracted driving problem and summarizes applicable legislative and enforcement efforts. More importantly, it also describes a number of innovative programs from across the country, including EndDD.org, that are showing promise in reducing distracted driving crashes [....]