In the spring of 2012, ten Anapol Schwartz attorneys, as part of a pilot program, spoke with more than 9000 teens about distracted driving. The effort was part of a national campaign, using a presentation developed by firm partner Joel Feldman with the help of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Joel has taken a leading role in the fight against distracted driving since his daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver in July 2009. Joel established EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) and has enlisted the help of trial lawyers and health care professionals across the country to speak with teens in high schools.
Firm attorneys have continued to volunteer their time to save teen lives and to date have spoken with more than 30,000 teens across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To date EndDD.org’s Awareness Initiative has reached more than250,000 in 41 states. and Canada. The Anapol Schwartz Foundation is also proud to have funded creation of a distracted driving PSA “Just A Few Seconds” which is used across the country in presentations.
The EndDD.org distracted driving campaign was recognized by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) as one of the most effective presentations for teens in the country.