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”






Thursday, April 26, 2012

LaHood: US Must Discourage Distracted Driving

The New York Times reported in its "Wheels" blog about US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's address at a news conference organized to publicize the findings of a Bridgestone Americas-sponsored survey on distracted driving. "A goal of the survey," Bridgestone Americas spokesman Dan MacDonald "said, was to determine why many young drivers continued to drive while engaging in distracting behavior despite being aware of the dangers." Results of the survey showed that many "young drivers" deny they have "distracted driving tendencies." Data gleaned from the survey also found that girls are more likely to be distracted drivers compared to boys.


Forbes reported, "According to the results of a new survey being released today by Bridgestone, the younger and less driving-experienced an American teenager is, the more likely that individual is to consider himself or herself a good driver." According to the article, "Young millennials' lack of accurate self-evaluation and inability to see this irony are especially problematic when it comes to distracted driving, as reflected in the Bridgestone survey of 2,000 drivers ages 15-21."