The Injury Board was recently lauded for its assistance with the 2012 Student Awareness Initiative against distracted driving.
The program involves presentations by trial lawyers before high school students throughout North America. The annual outreach effort began in April, which has been designated Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
The Casey Feldman Foundation and EndDD.org are the primary motivators behind the Student Awareness Initiative, with presentations developed in partnership with researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. The Casey Feldman Foundation was established to promote traffic safety and to memorialize Casey Feldman, who was killed by a distracted driver in July 2009. EndDD is a national online campaign to end distracted driving.
The Casey Feldman Memorial Foundation and EndDD.org were the 2012 recipients of the Injury Board’s 2012 Community Outreach Award.
Pennsylvania Attorney Joel Feldman, father of Casey Feldman, wrote a heartfelt letter thanking the Injury Board for its members’ help during the 2012 Student Awareness Initiative. Hundreds of lawyers and judges—many of them Injury Board members—from the United States and Canada volunteered as speakers and presenters for this year’s series of events. Other members of the Injury Board sent generous financial donations in support of the program.
“We feel honored to be a part of the Injury Board ‘community,’” Mr. Feldman says, “and we deeply respect how you have created that community.”