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Enter your high school in The U Got Brains Champion of Schools Project now in it's 4th year. We are pleased to announce our partnership with The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, host of the U got Brains Champion of Schools Project.
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey's mission is to support and advocate for individuals affected by brain injury and raise awareness through education and prevention. One of the many causes of brain injuries are the result of car crashes caused by distracted driving. It is the second greatest cause of brain injury with falls being the first. Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of teens nationwide, surprisingly more then drugs, suicides and homicides combined. So it made sense for People Against Distracted Driving (PADD®) and The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) to help in each others mission, resulting in less crashes caused by distracted driving which would lower the amount of brain injuries.
Together, we are inviting all schools to join us in the U GOT BRAINS Champion Schools Program. This program is an opportunity for students and staffs of New Jersey High Schools to develop campaigns to address teen driving safety. Last year PADD® hosted the event in which New Jersey Manufactures Insurance (NJM) celebrated it's 100 year anniversary and gave all 55 participating schools a driving simulator. This year we are pleased to announce that the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute has partnered together to add an evaluation component for all participating schools.
Please visit the following links to find out more about The U Got Brains Champion of Schools Program and their sponsors:
What is the U Got Brains Champion of Schools Program? HERE
U Got Brains HERE
Apply your school to participate in The Champion of Schools Project. HERE
Visit The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey HERE
Visit and "LIKE" U Got Brains Facebook Page. HERE
Funded by: NJ Division of Highway Safety
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
There are numerous ways in which those interested can get involved with our campaign to limit and end distracted driving.
- If you are a student, school administrator, company, store owner, etc. or just want to help PADD® spread awareness please visit HERE
- Interested in becoming an Ambassador for PADD at your school? Register HERE and in the about me section please tell us your school name and a contact at your school to confirm your request. We do this this to protect you and PADD against BOTS!
- One effective way is to contact our legislators in order to implement policy which makes it illegal for drivers to endanger others with distracted driving.
- Make a personal pact to yourself. Sign a petition to not text while driving.
- Contribute your stories, which help to educate visitors as to the impact that distracted driving can have on our personal lives.
- Please consider donating to our foundation fund. We need your help to continue our fight against this nations newest killer, distracted driving. One in four accidents are now caused by distracted driving. DONATE HERE
Don't think your a distracted driver, just take this quick test
To see more information about our mission to end distracted driving and to learn about our current efforts toward this goal please visit our Ongoing Campaigns section.
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Motorsports spreads PADDS Message worldwide
Thunderbolt Raceway in Millville NJ leads the way in the racing world to spread PADD's message
Queen Motorsports carried PADD® in '13 and continues in '14
Jake Griffin Racing enters it second year with PADD®
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Iracing and it's members honor Nikki one week after distracted driving took her life. A connection was made.
PADD Racing in the virtual world continues daily.
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PADD now has campaigns in The United States, Canada and Europe. With your support we can eliminate distracted driving injuries and deaths throughout the world. Every donation, even $1.00, can help save lives around the world. PADD thanks all those who have donated and supported us as we continue to make a difference. Distracted driving does not discriminate, please don't wait until it knocks on your door.
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Long after a crash, survivors still feel the impact. PADD Victim Services provides emotional support and assistance with medical and legal struggles that follow a distracted driving crash.
If you or a loved one has been affected by a distracted or inattentive driving crash, PADD is here to help. We have victim advocates nationwide who can help bereaved families and injured victims/survivors by:
- Providing emotional support
- Providing advocacy in the criminal and civil justice systems
- Accompanying victims/survivors to court
- Assisting in preparing a victim impact statement
- Referring victims/survivors to appropriate resources for additional help
- Offering support groups in many areas
- Connecting victims/survivors who share similar experiences
- Providing supportive materials on victimization topics
If you would like to help PADD in our National Campaign please contact us HERE
Everyday another day passes since the world lost Nikki; Mike [Nikki's father] becomes more determined. As Mike stands at the exact spot where Nikki lost her life in a distracted driving related accident, he firmly conveys PLEASE, DON'T DO IT! STAY ALIVE - DON'T TEXT AND DRIVE...PLEASE LET'S END DISTRACTED DRIVING!
Please note the street sign you see Mike standing next to is the exact type sign that PADD, through its financial contributors, is able to provide at no cost to the receiver worldwide in a proactive awareness effort to END DISTRACTED DRIVING!
PADD gratefully appreciates and thanks all PADD contributors and partners for helping put an END TO DISTRACTED DRIVING.
If you want to be part of the PADD LIFE SAVING MISSION, please register to receive updates about our website and mission please Donate today.
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Injuries and fatalities due to teen driver inexperience is clearly a daunting situation; however, some significant progress has been made.
The Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs reducing the number of people that can drive with teen drivers, as well as the number of hours that teens can drive, have made a tremendous impact; however, this alone is not the solution.
While studies show that reducing these factors does reduce the incidence of motor vehicle accidents when teens are behind the wheel, it does not address the problem at its root cause: teens must learn how to more safely control their vehicles in the conditions that drivers experience on the roads. This is where a defensive driving course NJ can help.
VICTIMS OF CRIME ACTS (VOCA)
In 1984, Congress created the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the Crime Victims Fund, which provides funds to organizations, like PADD, for victim assistance and compensation programs that offer support and services to those affected by violent crimes. Because the Crime Victims Fund comes entirely from criminal fines and other penalties, spending from the Fund does not add to the national debt or deficit and does not hurt taxpayers.
PADD relies on VOCA funds to help serve distracted driving victims in many states. Although we are proud that distracted driving has been brought out in the publics eyes since our founding through "Nikki's Law", there are still over 3,500 people killed and 300,000 injured each year due to this violent crime. VOCA funding is critical to help us achieve our mission of serving victims of distracted driving.
Please donate to help PADD® continue to serve victims at no cost to the families effected by distracted driving.
Nikki's Foundation - People Against Distracted Driving is a non-profit organization. All donations go towards our ongoing efforts to end distracted driving.
Currently, we are donating "Stay Alive Don't Text and Drive" signs to schools and towns installing them along significant roadsides, billboards, businesses and in school exits, park exits and anywhere that they will impact motorists.
In addition, we are working to spread the awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, providing support for the families affected by such tragedies, and passing new laws to educate motorists, for stricter enforcement and punishment of distracted-driving-related offenses and working with schools to educate children of this new epidemic.
We appreciate any amount of contribution you can make. Your aid is invaluable and helps to keep the movement running!
By making a difference today your making a difference for tomorrow
Thanks to you and the support of people like you, PADD has been successful in our first four years helping to save lives and create a positive change in the lives of people across the nation. Because of you, our mission to create laws, raise awareness, educate the public and serve the victims and their families affected by all forms of distracted driving has been a success. We have;
On February 3rd, 2017, we served our one thousanth victim and survivor of distracted driving, an average of one survivor a day, all at no charge thanks to your help!
We need your help in order to prevent these 100% preventable deaths and put a stop to distracted driving, especially texting while driving.
Your donation will go to work instantly to help save lives and serve people through PADD's® vital victim services and awareness programs provided at no cost to communities throughout America—programs that would not be possible without your support.
Our focus on distracted driving prevention, victim services, education and awareness is steadfast and is proven as in our financial stewardship. Our expenses to our staff each year is zero! It's common in most charities to spend more then 50% of donations to pay their staff. At PADD ®, no one is paid in our charity. All of our staff are volunteers. Our expenses for office and advertising are less then 10% of all donations.
As a result over $.90 of every dollar at PADD® goes towards community awareness programs, education programs, serving victims of the crime and programs to stop distracted driving.
So there is no doubt when PADD® says your donation makes a difference, we mean it! Your support will help us keep the conversation going between teens and parents, between teachers and students as well as the Dot and drivers across the nation. Your support enables all that to happen
Together, we can make the world a safer place for our loved ones.
Please donate today to help our goal of zero tolerance, zero deaths!
We encourage you to browse through the list of valuable resources below, where you can learn more about the impact and effects of distracted driving.
If you'd like to suggest any other links that would work as great additions to this list, we welcome you to contact us.
- Distraction.gov - The official US government website regarding distracted driving.
- CDC on Distracted Driving - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's provision of data and statistics regarding distracted driving.
- National Safety Council on Distracted Driving - A section on the National Safety Council's site devoted to a wealth of information, including links to research articles, statistics, and specific state cell phone laws.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - A breakdown of the nation's state-specific cellphone laws.
- Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey-The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of life after brain injury, and offering the promise of a better tomorrow.
Did You Know...?
One out of four accidents are caused by distracted driving.
Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.
To learn more about distracted driving, visit our Facts page.