Joel Feldman gives a distracted driving presentation to an 8th grade class.
EndDD.org has now reached more than 300,000 teens across the United States and Canada with presentations on the dangers of distracted driving. The organization’s message is especially important for teens to hear as more than half of teen crashes are believed to involve distractions such as texting or using cell phones while driving.
Developed with input from experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the EndDD.org presentation is an interactive, scientifically-guided, evidence-based distracted driving awareness program that integrates health communication, behavioral change and target persuasion principles. The presentation was named one of the most effective teen distracted driving programs in the U.S. by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association in 2014.
“Thanks to our network of almost 700 speakers, students in 41 states and Canada have participated in the program free of charge,” said Joel Feldman, Anapol Weiss shareholder and EndDD.org co-founder. “I am so grateful for the time and effort on the part of our speakers. They are spreading a message with the potential to save thousands of lives every year.”
Feldman founded End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) with his wife, Dianne Anderson, after their daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. He combined his grief with his experience as a successful Philadelphia trial lawyer to create a national distracted driving awareness movement.. He has personally given more than 400 presentations at businesses, medical, legal and traffic safety conferences and to middle school, high school and college students across the country all in an effort to stop other distracted drivers.
Feldman reminds us that any and all driving distractions put drivers, passengers and pedestrians in harm’s way. Distractions are not just limited to texting while driving. They also include:
- Eating and drinking
- Using a phone for any reason
- Talking to passengers
- Grooming activities
- Using a GPS system
To learn more about the End Distracted Driving program or to schedule a presentation, please visit www.EndDD.org.