When you’re driving, if you think that voice-to-text technology makes it safer to text than actually pressing the keys, put down your device now. A new study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute shows no real safety advantage in voice-to-text technology. The first-of-its-kind study found drivers took nearly twice as long to react to sudden roadway hazards when they were texting .
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month is now, and EndDD.org was there for the launch in Washington, DC, with the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), committing to help young people change their driving habits to make this the safest summer ever. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American teenagers and summer is the deadliest season of .
It may be true that, “if you want a friend, get a dog,” but a recent study shows, when you get in the car, you should leave the dog at home, especially if you’re a senior citizen. The new study comes from researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. They found that elderly drivers who always drove with pets faced a crash .
With a Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General and state lawmakers joining the cause, EndDD.org reached out to drivers and their passengers in Delaware and Pennsylvania, especially teenagers, with an urgent and life-saving warning to change their driving habits and stop driving distracted. In separate news conferences in Wilmington, DE and Harrisburg, PA last week, EndDD.org founder Joel Feldman told the story .
"This past weekend, on April 6, we celebrated my daughter Casey’s 25th birthday. But Casey wasn’t there. She was killed in 2009 by a distracted driver, a 58-year-old man behind the wheel of a van. He took his eyes off the road for just a few seconds. Pink was Casey’s favorite color, so we released pink balloons in her memory...." Read .
By Joel Feldman, Founder of EndDD.org and The Casey Feldman Foundation April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month and I will be participating in events next week as Pennsylvania and Delaware join other states in announcing the adoption of distracted driving awareness initiatives for April. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to personally speak with more than 10,000 teens .
Some 2200 NJ high school teens have participated in the EndDD distracted driving presentation over the last few weeks. Joel Feldman, father of Casey Feldman, who was killed by a distracted driver in 2009 while crossing a street in Ocean City, NJ, took the EndDD presentation to teens at Salem, Oakcrest and EggHarbor Township High Schools while Casey’s college friend, Brooke Burdge, .
The following is a guest blog by Brooke Burdge, a friend of Casey’s during her time at Fordham University. On March 11, I had the opportunity to speak with close to 1,000 students and faculty at Monmouth Regional High School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey on the topic of distracted driving. My presentation was part of the EndDD.org End Distracted Driving .
Say what?! Yes, distracted driving comes in all shapes and as many colors as nail polish. In addition to the Casey Feldman Foundation’s philanthropy in awarding scholarships and grants to students and organizations, the Foundation is committed to ending distracted driving through its sponsored site, EndDD.org. Casey Feldman was killed by a distracted driver in 2009 while crossing the street in a .
New York state teens are hearing the EndDD message Less than two months ago Joel Feldman and his wife, Dianne Anderson, met with members of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) at their Manhattan offices to present the EndDD.org distracted driving program and ask for help in speaking with New York teens about distracted driving. Today NYSTLA members have spoken with .