DON'T DRIVE DISTRACTED!

DON'T DRIVE DISTRACTED!

Welcome to the KidsAgainstDistractedDriving.com Blog

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, 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 KidsAgainstDistractedDriving.com 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 sdcamassar@gmail.com 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”






Thursday, May 27, 2010

Texting Picture of the Day

Photos From a Fatal Crash in Salt Lake City

Truck Driver Watching Porn Going to Jail for Fatal Distracted Driving Crash

Police say a tractor trailer driven by Ohio truck driver Thomas Wallace hit the rear of a disabled car on a New York State highway while his laptop computer was streaming pornography.  "The December crash killed Julie Stratton, whose car was disabled in the passing lane after she hit a deer. Authorities say Wallace also had little sleep before the crash." He pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter and now faces five to 15 years in prison.

Monday, May 24, 2010

6th Graders Take a Stand Against Distracted Driving

Article here.  Now that's what I'm talkin' about!

Automakers: Technology Can Solve Distracted Driving

“Digital technology has created a connected culture in America that has forever changed our society,” said Dave McCurdy, President & CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. “Managing technology is the solution, and that’s why automakers developed Driver Focus Design Guidelines to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. Drivers are going to have conversations, listen to music and read maps while driving, and automakers are helping them do this more safely with integrated connectivity technologies.”  Alliance members support applying their Driver Focus Guidelines to help design connectivity technologies that are no more distracting than common manual radio controls."  Read more.

NJ Data Indicates Hands-Free Cell Use Just as Dangerous as Hand-Held

New Jersey statistics show that talking on a hands-free cell phone while driving can be just as dangerous as talking on a hand-held phone.  Read more.

AT&T Gives $250k to Traffic Safety Groups

AT&T awards $250,000 to safety organizations during National Youth Traffic Safety month, in honor of those who have taken the pledge to not text and drive.  Read about it here.

Columnist Has Close Call

David Collins writes about how he was almost taken out by a State employee on the phone.  Read his column here.