Did you know 10 percent of fatal crashes and 15 percent of injury crashes in 2015 were distraction affected? If this statistic is alarming to you, check out End Distracted Driving, an organization working to keep driver from Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington, Indiana, and all over the nation safe on the unpredictable road.
The History of EndDD
In 2009, 21-year-old Casey Feldman was struck and killed by a distracted driver. Wanting to honor her memory and help educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, her parents, Joel Feldman and Dianna Anderson, launched End Distracted Driving. A project of the Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation is aims to create science-based distracted driving presentations to enlighten others about the importance of staying alert behind the wheel.
For more than a decade, they have given talks to over 475,000 students around the nation through a network of more than 500 speakers. Their educational materials, safe driving agreements, quizzes, and surveys have always been free to reach as many teens, young adults, and parents as possible.
How You Can Get Involved
Want to help make your community a safer place? Get involved with End Distracted Driving today! Some of the ways you can help support their cause include:
- Schedule a presentation: Have EndDD come to your school, group, or organization to give a talk about the dangers of distracted driving and how drivers can improve their habits.
- Download resources: Check out the free resource they have available and share with your community.
- Ask to end distracted driving: Talk to your friends and new teen drivers about staying alert in the driver’s seat and help them improve their habits.
- Disable notifications: Create good habits for yourself by turning off the notifications on your phone while driving or keeping your phone safely out of sight.
- Donate: If you’re able to, donate to EndDD to help further their mission and help them create new and greater programs.
Learn More About End Distracted Driving Today!
If you’re interested in becoming a part of End Distracted Driving’s mission, check them out on Facebook and learn more about their services. Together as a community, we can end deaths caused by distracted driving.