Mark James Piburn was hit by a distracted driver as he walked to the store in Polk County Florida on February 15, 2014. He died on the scene 30 minutes later from catastrophic injuries sustained as a result of the collision.
Mark was a remarkably intelligent and creative young man, with a contagious laughter and a courageous spirit. He was generous, gentle hearted and compassionate and brought joy to the lives of everyone who knew him.Read more...
Community Involvement – Musselman’s Unveils Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign Partnering With Venturini Motorsports and People Against Distracted Driving's Mission
CONCORD, N.C. (Feb. 7, 2017) – Venturini Motorsports (VMS) and Musselman’s Apple Sauce have agreed to a one-year partnership for the upcoming 2017 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season.
Knouse Foods, Inc., based in Peach Glen, Penn., is a grower-owned producer, marketer and distributor of Musselman’s, one of the country’s leading brands of apple sauce. Celebrating over 100-years of business, Musselman’s has been winning over generations of families with their “Quality You Can Taste” products.
In an effort to expand its ongoing motorsports presence, Musselman’s has partnered with well-known racing family, Venturini Motorsports, to broaden national presence through a strategic, multi-faceted marketing campaign with special emphasis on community involvement through a national Distracted Driving Awareness campaign.
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;
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! OurRead more...
Pioneer Career and Technology Center in Shelby Ohio Works With PADD to Prevent Distracted Driving Crashes
PADD DONATES DISTRACTED DRIVING STREET SIGNS AND WRISTBANDS TO IMPACT PIONEER CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER'S DISTRACTED DRIVING PRESENTATION AND MOCK CRASH ON MARCH 24TH, 2017
Seniors at Pioneer Career and Technology Center in Shelby Ohio are preparing a community event to raise awareness to the dangers of driving under the influence of cell phones. Lead by Olivia Viers, Hannah Evans and Lindsey Christini, the distracted driving awareness project began two months ago when a group of seniors realized that many of their peers were driving distracted. Searching the internet for help, they came across People Against Distracted Driving, America's Voice Of Distracted Driving Victims and Advocates (PADD). Seeing that PADD, a nationally registered 501(c)3 has been the top charity to work with high schools and colleges across the country and the only non-profit in America offering 24-7 victim support free of charge to families of distracted driving victims, they knew it was a perfect match. They realized that Nikki Kellenyi (the founder of PADD's daughter) was a senior like they are and was killed by her friend Alex, who texted her way through an intersection,Read more...
Amazing news for all our distracted driving victims families, advocates and supporters across the nation!
People Against Distracted Driving (PADD®) has been pushing for tougher laws and penalties regarding distracted driving in New Jersey and across the nation since PADD® was founded in 2012 by the parents of Nikki Kellenyi, an 18 yr old high school senior who was killed by her own friend that was driving under the influence of a cell phone. Her friend pleaded the 5th amendment, deletedRead more...
For Immediate Release;
Sunday, November 20th 2016
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims takes place on the third Sunday in November every year as the appropriate acknowledgment of victims of road traffic crashes and their families. It was started by the British road crash victim charity, RoadPeace, in 1993 and was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005.Read more...
PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO CHECK THEIR DRIVING RISK LEVEL AND SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR TEENS AS PART OF TEEN DRIVER SAFETY WEEK
-- Global Driver Training Leader eDriving Makes Driving Risk Assessment Free to Public, Launches Social Media Contest for Teens--
Oakland, Calif. – October 17, 2016 – Parents are crucial role models for teens learning to drive, yet many parents lack awarenessof their own risky driving. As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, eDriving℠, the largest provider of online driver training and global driver safety management solutions, is launching a campaign to help parents better understand their own driving in order to be better role models. eDriving is releasing a free toolkit of parent resources including its renowned driver risk assessment for parents and others. Thecampaign also includes acontest, #viewfromthebackseat,encouraging teens to capture parents’ distracted driving and fostering healthy family dialogue about the various forms of distraction and the importance of focused attention behind the wheel.
The integrated consumer marketing campaign for Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22) draws on eDriving’s20+ years’ training expertise and focuses on curbing distracted drivingand bad driving habits with solutions to help improve driver behavior.
eDriving, through its DriversEd.com brand, is partnering with other safety advocacy organizations that are committed to stopping distracted driving to amplify reach of the collective resources around this critical topic. These partners include: End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org), StopDistractions.org and People Against Distracted Driving (PADD.org). Additionally, eDriving’s campaign and other Teen Driver Safety Week resources are available on the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s TeenDriverSourcesite.
Free Teen Driver Safety Week Resources;Read more...
The Conor Lynch Foundation, a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation, was established in Conor’s honor by his mother, Jeri Dye Lynch in 2011. The foundation’s mission is to support new and existing programs that raise awareness and promote the safety of runners, pedestrians, cyclists and young drivers. For more information on what we do and how you can get involved go to our website: http://www.inhonorofconor.org/
Each year in October, at the end of National Teen Safe Driving week, the foundation hosts an annual 5K Run/Walk/Expo In Honor of Conor.
JUST SAY PADD2016
People Against Distracted Driving (PADD) teams with Uber for the second year in a row for the #justsaypadd national campaign.
The "JUST SAY PADD" National Campaign to save lives kicks off this month in time for September's start of school across the nation. and will continue until December. PADD is continuing to work with UBER to make this lifesaving campaign year round. 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...
People Against Distracted Diving® (PADD) Launches Their Fourth National Distracted Driving Sign Campaign
For immediate release;
September 8, 2016
PADD® announced today their national sign campaign enters it's fourth year of saving lives, coinciding with the opening of another school year to remind both students and adults to keep their focus on the road and not their phones while driving.
Since PADD® was founded in 2012 by the parents of 18 yr old Nikki Kellenyi who was killed by her own friend two months before graduating high school, the PADD® "Stay Alive Don't Text And Drive" DOT approved sign campaign is now located in over twenty states, more then 80+ different counties, countless grade schools, Universities, Canada and Europe.Read more...