The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has accepted their video Casey Feldman, A Face of Distracted Driving. The video will be featured in the DOT’s ongoing video series “Faces of Distracted Driving”. The goal of the series is to draw attention to the tragedies of distracted driving to help prevent future distracted driving-related deaths.
The “Faces of Distracted Driving” campaign features videos made in-house by the DOT and chronicles the stories of those who have died because of distracted driving. However, unlike the other videos, Casey Feldman, A Face of Distracted Driving, was produced by Casey’s father, Joel Feldman. Mr. Feldman is a prominent attorney at the personal injury law firm of Anapol Weiss. The video is the first to feature driving distractions other than the use of cell phones. In the video, family and friends of Casey are interviewed, to tell both her story as well as their own, including how their driving habits have changed since Casey’s tragic accident.
Casey, who was a college student in Springfield, Delaware County, was killed on July 17, 2009 after she was hit in a pedestrian crosswalk by a delivery van in Ocean City.
When interviewed by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Mr. Feldman stated, “We hope these stories will cause some of us to rethink our responsibilities as drivers. We are proof that tragedies can happen to anyone.”
To learn more about how you can prevent distracted driving tragedies like Casey’s, visit EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving), a website recently launched by The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation, and watch Casey Feldman, A Face of Distracted Driving.