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”






Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Enforcement Program Shows Big Reduction in Distracted Driving

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that "distracted-driving violations have fallen dramatically in Hartford and Syracuse, N.Y., as a result of high-visibility police programs."  Each of the pilot enforcement programs cost $300,000 ($200,000 in federal money and $100,000 from the states), to pay police departments to enforce the state's distracted driving laws and advertise about the issue. Citations were issued to almost 10,000 drivers in each city over the past year. Hartford saw a 57% drop in talking while driving and a nearly 75% drop in texting and driving, according to researchers.