11/5/13

VTAJ Brings Distracted Driving Message to Vermonters


Chittenden County Vermont’s Prosecutor TJ Donovan, Chris Maley, president of Vermont’s Association for Justice, and Joel Feldman of EndDD.org, teamed up to speak with about 1,000 Vermont teens over 2 days at Essex High School and South Burlington High School about distracted driving as part of a campaign to bring distracted driving presentations to teens across Vermont.

The Burlington Free Press reported on the event, including comments from Chris Maley who said "Vermont lawyers have seen first hand the carnage caused by needless motor vehicle crashes and working to try to make victims and their families whole. Maley said his 250-plus member association is committed to giving hundreds of hours each year to bring the safety message to young drivers and other groups." See the full article at: The power to save a life.

About a dozen VTAJ members underwent a two-hour training session with Joel Feldman on how to use his presentation to help educate teens and adults on the real danger of distracted driving. Feldman has presented to groups in about 20 states and 125,000 people in the last 18 months as part of the campaign.

For more information or to bring the EndDD.org's presentations to your group, please see the website at www.endDD.org. or contact the Vermont Association for Justice.