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, December 22, 2010

Miss South Dakota Speaks Out Against Distracted Driving

Miss South Dakota Loren Vaillancourt, whose brother was killed by a distracted driver last year, talks to students about the dangers of distracted driving.  

Sunday, December 19, 2010

From Automotive Fleet:
Enforcing stricter distracted driving laws has become a top priority for states across the nation, as many are beginning to re-evaluate state crash data statistics and perform distracted driving studies. Every day, between 4,000 and 8,000 crashes related to distracted driving occur in the United States. Though cell phones are among the top distractions for drivers, the federal government includes eating, drinking, talking to passengers, interaction with in-car technologies, and use of portable electronic devices under secondary task involvement. State-proposed laws that target distracted driving are materializing quickly, with 11 laws taking effect in 2010 alone. State governments are quickly drafting new legislation to help deter the rising number of distracted driving-related crashes.