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 .
The National Organization for Youth Safety(NOYS) held its 2012 Teen Distracted Driving Summit in Washington, D.C. Numerous events were planned to help youth leaders from across the country develop distracted driving prevention programs that they can take back to their local communities. Educational programs, experiential programs and focus groups are among the many events planned for the teen leaders. The teens were sent out .
In Its Community to Prevent Distracted Driving Deaths and Injuries Morgan Robinson, Injury Prevention Coordinator and Educator for Borgess Trauma Services in Kalamazoo, Michigan has been working with the Casey Feldman Foundation and EndDD.org to speak with local high school students about distracted driving. Morgan and the physicians at Borgess are making public outreach about distracted driving a prevention priority. Nolan .
Two years ago, AT & T began the “Texting Can Wait” campaign to alert young drivers to the dangers of texting and driving. These power commercials feature individuals whose lives were changed as a result of sending a text message, instead of paying attention to the road. The latest commercial was launched during the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers on .
On June 11, 2012, Joel Feldman presented on the Dangers of Distracted Driving during the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Conference at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. A wonderful compilation video entitled "Got A Minute: Distracted Driving: Everyone's Problem?" was put together by MedRisk, an organization dedicated to quality care and return-to-work oriented treatment for clients injured on the job.
Given all the attention focused on cell phone use while driving, talking, text messaging or reading e-mails, we sometimes forget that there are many other types of driving distractions. One of the most frequent distractions is simply reaching for something—reaching to open the glove compartment, reaching into pocketbooks, reaching for something that has dropped, to change a CD or radio .
Turning Adversity Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation has announced the winners of the The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) second annual Youth – Turn it Around Awards Program. YOUTH-Turn is a program of the National Organizations for Youth Safety® (NOYS®), sponsored by the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation and supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Youth-Turn It Around Awards encourages youth organizations to .
Terrell Hogan Attorneys, Wayne Hogan and Leslie Goller have been getting the attention of Jacksonville Media for their work with the Distracted Driving Awareness Initiative. Last Week Joel Feldman joined Leslie Goller on Jacksonville National Public Radio WJCT 89.9 FM about Distracted Driving Awareness Month and EndDD.org’s Student Awareness Initiative. Terrell Hogan, and Joel’ firm, Anapol Schwartz, are both members of .
We’ve all heard the phrase “distracted driving.” Everybody knows it has something to do with cell phones, right? Well, that’s not even half the story. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Transportation Department, distracted driving is “any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving.” It’s .
Special occasions can be very difficult for family’s affected by tragedy. This month we celebrate Father's Day. While many plan that special day for Dad, Joel D. Feldman reminds us in his post, that for some the day will be bittersweet reminder of the loss of a loved one. Last Father’s Day was the first one I spent without Casey. She .