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”






Sunday, June 20, 2010

Congressman Describes Distracted Driving Close-Call

Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. describes his recent experience as a distracted driver, calling it a "miracle" that he didn't hurt himself or others.

GHSA Survey of States' Anti-Distracted Driving Efforts

A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association describes the efforts to combat distracted driving by the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Guam and American Samoa. The report details the various approaches states are implementing, including stronger laws, increased data collection, new education programs, public/private partnerships and a growing reliance on new media to spread the message.  Get the report here.

Study: Adults Just As Bad As Teens About Texting While Driving

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that "adults text as often while driving as teenagers and are actually more likely than teens to talk on the phone when behind the wheel."  Read more.