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."


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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, July 7, 2010

Lobbyists Oppose Anti-Distracted Driving Campaigns

NY Times blogger Matt Richtel writes that "A major electronics industry trade group and a Washington lobbying firm have been pushing separate efforts to reframe the debate over the dangers of distracted driving, in response to moves by state legislators and regulators to restrict motorists’ use of cellphones and other devices."  A document from a Washington lobbying firm, the Seward Square Group, says the distracted driving issue has been “hijacked” by national transportation authorities and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, who has encouraged motorists to pledge to put down their devices, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, and calls for the creation of  a powerful industry coalition to counter these campaigns.  Read more

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Survey: 40% of Drivers Have Been Hit/Almost Hit by Distracted Drivers

According to a June Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company phone survey of 1,004 people, conducted by Harris Interactive, about 4 in 10 drivers have been hit or nearly hit by a driver distracted by their cell phone.  Also, an April Nationwide survey indicated that more than one in four "smart phone" users admitted to using mobile applications while driving.  Read more.