World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

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Honoring the life of Mark James Piburn, killed as a pedestrian by a distracted driver 3 years ago today.

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16 February 2017
16 February 2017

 Mark Pilburn

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.

Community Involvement – Musselman’s Unveils Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign Partnering With Venturini Motorsports and People Against Distracted Driving's Mission

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08 February 2017
08 February 2017

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. 

Contributing To PADD'S Mission, Lives Saved, Injuries Prevented, Victims And Their Families Helped

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31 January 2017
31 January 2017

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! Our

Pioneer Career and Technology Center in Shelby Ohio Works With PADD to Prevent Distracted Driving Crashes

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28 January 2017
29 January 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,

Driver Jailed For Injuring Another Motorist While DUI of Cell Phones

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07 January 2017
07 January 2017

Hammonton Gazette

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, deleted