Thanks to all ‘the effort’
so far. But what can be done in a more significant way to stop those seemingly
hooked on electronic devices OR just do not see any need in paying attention
while driving? Some of these are sons
and daughters of those of us who really try to bring this to the forefront
because we have been injured by DD.
Legislators just do not seem to care either. Has EndDD.org contacted any legislators that
we can give our support to?
Thanks for your concern and input Robert. I agree with many of your observations. We have experienced, through our many distracted driving presentations, that the teens become quite engaged in the discussion and the majority commit to driving safely. Interestingly, one of their major concerns is that their parents drive distracted. Our presentation includes role playing so that the students may also speak up for their safety when they are in the car with mom or dad or anyone else who is driving distracted. We believe that the culture surrounding driving needs to change and that teens will likely lead that movement. That is why speaking to teens in high schools is so important. Legislation regarding cell phone use would only address about 1/3 of the distracted driving crashes. That is why our EndDD presentation takes a much broader approach.
We are so pleased that some 60,000 students have seen the presentation so far and that we are expected to reach upward of 200,000 by the end of this school year.
I understand your efforts are to change a generation of new drivers by speaking
to teens. But how about changing THIS generation
of ALL ages, beyond cell phones? I have
been in 2 crashes caused by over 60 year old drivers just Care-less in driving
habits. Any effort to change laws for
punitive damages for victims by speaking to legislators?