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.
I gave a distracted driving talk Tuesday at The Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in the Philadelphia suburbs. One of the students was blonde and she looked a little like my daughter, Casey. And she had the same habit as Casey – twirling her hair with her left hand. Following the talk, the school was getting out for Thanksgiving and many were leaving directly with family to travel for the holiday. As I drove home I thought that if Casey were alive she, like all the girls at the talk, would be coming home to be with us for Thanksgiving....It was hard to feel thankful [....]
"So, I talked to my daughter this am at breakfast and told her that I went to this lecture last night and that from now on she will never see me text and drive and will never see a cell phone exposed in my car as my commitment to safe driving. My 6 year old answered, 'O, yeah Daddy, I am going to believe that!?'" [....]
Distracted Driving and the Deaf Community – EndDD.org 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 [....].
World War I, described as the “war to end all wars,” ended with the signing of the Armistice. The Armistice took effect on the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month in 1918. Following World War II we now remember veterans from all wars on Veterans Day, November 11th. On November 11th, 1918 my grandfather Louis was 23 years old, an army corporal and was in France fighting the Germans....Being an artist he celebrated by carving both sides of the lid of his mess kit [....]