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, August 18, 2010

Distracted Driving Caught On Tape, Courtesy of NBC News

Watch this video. Then make sure you share it.

NYC's DOT Finds Distracted Driving is Leading Cause of Pedestrian Injuries & Deaths

A newly released report on pedestrian safety by NYC's transportation department "found that driver inattention was the most frequent cause for cars to collide with and seriously injure or kill pedestrians in New York City last year,"  notwithstanding that use of hand-held cell phones while driving is illegal in New York City.  "Police in New York City issued an average of more than 600 summonses a day to drivers who used handheld cell phones. During a 24-hour blitz in January, it issued more than 7,000." Read more.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Seattle Writer Calls for Tougher Enforcement

She writes: "What would really help with distracted driving is not simulators that teach people to avoid other cars on the highway. It’s tougher laws that actually penalize people who kill or maim people with their cars."  Read more.