April is not easy for Mike Kellenyi. But an email that he recently got from a student at Rider University has helped.
"He said 'Thank you for getting me home safe,'" said Kellenyi, president of People Against Distracted Driving, or PADD. "That was worth a million dollars to me. If I save a life, it's worth it all.
He wishes his daughter, Nikki, didn't die on April 15, 2012, when the car she was a passenger in crashed into a pick-up truck on Pitman-Downer Road in Washington Township. He wishes she could've shined at her senior prom, held just weeks after her death, or start her freshman year at Rider University, where she was offered a full ride to study accounting, that fall.Read more...
The "JUST SAY PADD" National Campaign to save lives kicks off this month in time for April's National Distracted Driving Awareness month but will continue until January 1st. Designed for both high school and college students to use as a life saving choice when needed. We urge all parents, teachers, educators and any organizations that promote safety to promote and talk to our youth about "JUST SAY PADD."Read more...
****MTPD Supports PADD People Against Distracted Driving****
The Mantua Township Police Department would like to thank Michael and Gina Kellenyi, founders of PADD (People Against Distracted Driving), for the donation of three “Don’t Text & Drive” signs. The signs were installed at strategic locations within the Township in an effort to join PADD’s mission to increase awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, especially amongst teens.Read more...
Artis Coffee teams with Drive Bee Hive, PADD and The Connor Lynch Foundation to End Distracted Driving
ARTIS COFFEE, DRIVEBEEHIVE, PADD AND CONOR LYNCH FOUNDATION PARTNER ON DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH CAMPAIGN
Artis Coffee is a boutique coffee shop with locations in Berkeley, California and Bangkok Thailand with a San Francisco location currently under construction in Hayes Valley.
They are very involved in making their communities better, investing in the people, arts and community affairs. One of the reasons they make a great partner in our efforts to make streets safer for everyone.
On top of that, their coffee is amazing!!! Oh my word, really good and something every coffee lover should sample. Offering the finest coffees from around the world, sustainability and ethically sourced, they roast their coffees live and on demand so they can deliver the freshest coffee available anywhere.Read more...
In a national campaign to remind drivers to drive responsibly OXYPOW has partnered with People Against Distracted Driving by placing "Don't Drive Distracted" on all of their car air fresheners. Now, your car can smell good, clean and fresh! The smell will be a daily reminder to keep the phone off, keep the passengers quiet and happy, and keep all the distractions tucked away so you can focus on arriving alive to your destination!Read more...
Kicking off National Distracted Driving Awareness month PADD has partnered with UBER in a national "just say PADD" campaign for teens in high schools and universities across the country. They don't even need to be in school and even parents can use this tool! If anyone, anywhere feels uncomfortable with their driver, for any reason, just call UBER (or use the APP) and just say "PADD." UBER will come pick you up and take you home safely for free!Read more...
Two Dads Working Together To End Distracted Driving.
It's Prom season again. Teens will be on the roads, coordinating rides, sharing gown and makeup selfies and basically engaging in all things that are prom fun. You would think that Salon Christopher Angelastro would be thrilled with the bump in business. However, Angelastro's daughter is a senior at West Deptford High School. He says, "As I approach prom season again, I can't get the story of Nikki Kellenyi out of my head." So he is doing something about it. Angelastro is creative director and owner of Salon Christopher Angelastro in Washington Township. He realized that he has an opportunity to speak with many students in the region to try and build awareness of a very serious issue.Read more...
At age 14, Jake Griffin became the youngest winner in NASCAR touring series history. On Saturday, March 28th, Griffin will make his NASCAR Camping World Series debut behind the wheel of the MB Motorsports No. 63 Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool / People Against Distracted Driving / Melloway Fast Wraps / Motoroso Chevrolet Silverado.Read more...
For Immediate Release
Binswanger Glass Teams with Nikki’s Foundation-PADD® to Raise Awareness on Distracted Driving Epidemic and Provides Donations for Prevention Awareness
March 16, 2015 – Memphis, TN: Binswanger Glass is pleased to announce the Company’s partnership with Nikki’s Foundation-People Against Distracted Driving to help raise awareness for drivers of all ages on the dangers of distracted driving, not only with the commonly associated text messaging behind the wheel but with all the various kinds of distracted driving.Read more...
Drive Beehive Teams with Nikki’s Foundation, PADD® to Create Mobile Platform Designed to Change Driving Behavior
North Wales, PA (February 13, 2015) – Apis Ventures, LLC, creator of Drive Beehive and New Jersey-based non-profit organization Nikki’s Foundation, ‘People Against Distracted Driving®,' or PADD, have formed a partnership to help raise awareness for drivers of all ages on the dangers of distracted driving and more importantly change driving behaviors and habits, commonly associated with text messaging behind the wheel.Read more...
YOU ARE FREE TO CHOOSE, BUT YOU ARE NOT FREE FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR CHOICE...
OXYPOW CAR AIR FRESHENERS REMIND YOU TO DRIVE RESPONSIBLY! DON'T DRIVE DISTRACTED!
"Just Say PADD" and your kids arrive home alive! Click on the UBER picture to learn more!
This year distracted driving killed more people then drunk driving yet hundreds of thousands of people continue to text and drive (includes checking emails, posting on facebook or twitter, any action which takes away from the primary task of driving). This New Years, make the only sensible resolution, decide to put the phone away, put down any distraction and drive responsibly. PADD® helps victims and victims families of this terrible new crime but we would rather have no one to help! If you choose to drive responsibly tonight your resolution will save someones life and possibly your own.
From our team at The Nikki Kellenyi Foundation, People Against Distracted Driving®, we wish everyone and happy and safe 2015! "Don't Drive Distracted!"
Did you know that over 5,000 people were killed by distracted driving last year! Texting and phone calls aren’t the only distractions. Passengers, eating, and in-car technologies can also cause distractions. Please take some time to read through our website and learn about distracted driving and ways to prevent the #1 killer of teens!
L-R Mike Kellenyi (PADD founder), Jaymee Beard (ARCA Safety Director), Jeremy Lestock (Monroe Co. Deputy Sheriff), Justin Boston (Venturini Motorsport driver of #25 ZLOOP Toyota), Lindsey Gianinni (Padd co-founder), Brennan Poole (Venturini Motorsport Driver with most wins), Mr. Scott Stalker (Principal of Bedford High School, Bedford, Michigan)
PADD® IS A 501 (C) (3) NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT CHARITY
Your donations are greatly appreciated so that we may continue to donate our "Stay Alive Don't Text And Drive" signs to schools and towns along with continuing to educate the community to the dangers distracted driving causes through public appearances at schools, churches, town meetings etc.
To donate please click on "Help Supprt Our Work" on the right side of all of our pages. We appreciate any donation, $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or more as every donation will ensure that no school or town has to "pay" to save a life through education and awareness.
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PO Box 1114 Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
PADD® Thanks you for your continued support!
Lawnside, NJ has been a history making town since the 1700's. On November 5th, Lawnside made history again by being the first independent self-governing African-American community north of the Mason-Dixon Line to join PADD® in our mission to end distracted driving. We are proud to have our campaign help save the lives of the entire Lawnside community and to the general public shopping, visiting or just traveling through Lawnside.
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DMV.org guides you to simplified info on drivers licensing, car registration, traffic tickets and more.
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Defensive Driving “Boot Camp” For Teens Coming To
MetLife Stadium Aug. 24th
PADD to hold first national “Walk With PADD” April 12, 2014
NJM Insurance Company pledges $5,000 as Title Sponsor
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WALK With PADD PARTNERS
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®
Hulmes Racing enters its second year with PADD® at bridgeport NJ
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.
WALK WITH PADD® on NBC 10
WIN A DISTRACTED DRIVING SIMULATOR FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL
Click on the U GOT BRAINS logo to learn how your school can win distracted driving simulator
PADD is a proud member of:PADD is proud to be a partner with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey(BIANJ). To learn more about what our mission together is visit GET INVOLVED. To learn more about what the NJBIA mission is please visit:
Take the Pledge-Save Your Life and Another!
Autism New Jersey, Special Olympics New Jersey, Make-A-Wish New Jersey, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, National Multiple Sclerosis Society New Jersey Metro Chapter.
Up to $50,000 will be donated and split evenly between these fine charities. PADD would like to thank NJM for their generous donation and PADD was honored to host and participate in NJM centenial celebration in part with the U-GOT-BRAINS Champion Schools celebration Sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.
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!