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According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 6,000 people died and more than 515,000 were injured on American roadways in 2008 in crashes that involved distracted driving. The problem is growing, and young drivers are most at risk.

KADD was founded by Scott D. Camassar and Stephen M. Reck of the Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck & Scott D. Camassar, LLC in North Stonington, CT, to help educate kids of all ages about the dangers of distracted driving. We’re dedicated to responsible driving and keeping kids safe. We don’t want to see kids injured or killed by texting and driving, or by others’ texting and driving. Please join us in this campaign, and go to and take the pledge today.

THE PLEDGE: "I pledge to not text or use my cell phone while driving. I understand the serious dangers caused by distracted driving and will talk to my family and friends about these dangers, to help make the roads safer for everyone."

Interested in being a KADD sponsor? 100% of all sponsor dollars cover promotion of the site including give-aways and prizes for kids. Contact Scott at 860-535-4040 or for more info.

HOT OFF THE PRESS! Read the National Safety Council's new paper, “Understanding the Distracted Brain: Why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior”

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Get Off the Phone!" Car Signs Available

Order your own "Get Off the Phone!" car window sign here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Block Your Kid's Texting? There's an App for That

From Trendhunter Magazine: "The tXtBlocker cellphone app uses GPS to decipher when and where the user is allowed to text, call, email, or browse the Internet.  tXtBlocker is marketed mainly towards control-freak parents or employers, as you can set up “safe zones” to limit the use of certain functions in schools or in offices. You can even receive texts if the phone user is speeding and locate the phone’s location if it’s lost, or if you want to find out if your adolescent is really at the library after all.  All Big Brother jokes aside, the tXtBlocker cellphone app could make a serious dent in distracted driving."  Time will tell.

Don't Be This Kid

Police in Sandy, Utah, say "the 15-year-old driver of a vehicle that launched into the air and smashed a traffic light pole Sunday night was unlicensed, took his parents' vehicle without their permission and crashed as a result of distracted driving."  Article here.  Don't be that kid!  

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Parents Turn Tragedy into Advocacy

Here's the story behind FocusDriven, "the first national nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving."  

Visit FocusDriven here.