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
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."
The East coast's biggest distracted driving awareness event comes to Washington Twp on September 11tth. Sponsored by The Allstate Foundation, NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group and the Texas Roadhouse the Fourth Annual Walk With PADD® attracts hundreds of runners and walkers from the Tri state area.
Ten Tips To Arrive Alive During The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer From People Against Distracted Driving, The Voice Of Distracted Driving Awareness, Education And Support.
Ten Safety Tips To Arrive Alive During The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer, From People Against Distracted Driving
1. Put the phone down. You don't need to turn it off, just be responsible and use a PADD approved cell phone app like Drivebeehive, Textstar, Drive Alive and Thumb Tied. If the app isn't approved by PADD, it's likely to have a safety issue preventing it from being a 100% life saving app. Never ride with someone who uses their cell phone while driving unless they give their phone to you so you can be the designated texter.
The 2nd Annual Monmouth University PADD Distracted Driving Awareness Mens Basketball Game on ESPN U (2)
Mounmouth University Mens Basketball held their 2nd annual PADD-ESPN distracted driving awareness game on February 19th at the newly constructed Multi-purpose athletic center. The Multipurpose Activity Center is a 153,200-square-foot building housing a 4,100-seat arena, a 200-meter, six-lane indoor track, locker rooms, educational and conference space, the University Store, and a modern fitness center. The facility opened on August 26, 2009. The PADD game was sold out days before as the students of Monmouth U knew the PADD game helps to save lives all across the country. Each year with the help of the Mid Atlantic Athletic Conference and the MAAC Student Athletic Advisory Committee, 1,000 MU and PADD tee shirts are given out to the first students entering the stadium. White shirts filled the stadium this year as a show of support to PADD.
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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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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!
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.