Anapol Weiss partner and Delaware County resident Joel Feldman was the keynote speaker for the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at the organization’s Eastern Regional Leadership Meeting. Feldman spoke to about 75 student members about the dangers of distracted driving on Friday at the Delaware County Technical School.
Feldman understands the importance of reaching out to young people in order to start eliminating distracted driving on the roadways. “These kids are leaders in their schools and they get things done,” Feldman told the Delco Daily Times. “They can help get out the message that young kids can’t drive while distracted.”
Feldman showed two short distracted driving videos to the students, one about how his daughter’s friends were impacted by her death in a distracted driving accident in 2009. Casey Feldman was struck and killed as a pedestrian in Ocean City, NJ, when a driver reaching for a drink ran through a stop sign.
“It’s sad because each and every one of these tragedies is preventable,” Feldman told the students. “We think it’s not going to happen to us.”
Feldman founded End Distracted Driving (EndDD) as a way to fight back against the distracted driving safety crisis that kills thousands of people in the U.S. every year. EndDD has since recruited hundreds of trial lawyers, health care specialists, teachers and other professionals to bring Feldman’s scientifically-based distracted driving presentation into schools and communities across the U.S.