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.
Each year in September, PADD® reaches out to towns all over America in hopes that the communities would like to get involved in educating drivers to the dangers of distracted driving by getting involved in PADD's signature sign campaign. These signs are about two feet by three feet high and have been approved by the DOT (Department of Transportation) and the MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices) for installation on any local, state or federal highway. PADD® donates the first sign to anyone, including municipalities, schools, youth organizations and even to private citizens who just want to help PADD® save lives through their sign campaign.
PADD® founder and president, Mike Kellenyi, wants every state, town, school and business to post one of the non-profits signs. He stated "This national campaign is in it's fourth year and each year we donate more and more signs. This shows that there are a lot of communities and individuals who worry about their loved ones safety on Americas roads. Sure, anyone can copy these signs and put their own slogan on them, we have seen individuals who contacted us do it, just change a word or two! We don't care as every effort to save a life is a good thing, but our team is dedicated to educating both the young and old 365 days a year and PADD® is the only non-profit in America offering 24-7 victim support. When you get affected by distracted driving, and you will, PADD® will be here for you! Helping our campaign grow helps you, possibly saving your life!"
Why not get your business, organization, school or municipality involved with PADD's ongoing national sign campaign, help us grow from 20 states to 50, from 80 counties to 1,000! After all, the first sign is free! Please note that PADD® will accept donations for any sign but it is not required, to receive additional signs you may have to donate as PADD® is not funded by any organizations, only through the generosity of individuals like you, we certainly can't afford to give away a million signs, but we would if we could! All donations are tax exempt under the IRS Code 501(c)3 and 100% of every donation goes into saving lives as we have no paid employees, everyone on our team volunteers to help others!
If you or someone you know has been affected by distracted driving in any way please email us or call us on our 24-7 victim services hotline at (234) 738-DTAD. Don't Text And Drive!
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