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Distracted Driving is a Nationwide Epidemic.

Distracted drivers cause 3,500 deaths & 400,000 injuries every year nationwide.

Distracted driving is not a new issue, but has grown exponentially worse due to the accessibility of electronic devices. The cultural norm has made it acceptable to look down at a phone instead of steadily keeping your eyes on the road. Every driver on the road has a cell phone and many decide to use it to send a "quick" text message. No matter how quickly a message is sent, texting and driving for any amount of time takes attention away from the road and greatly increases the chance of causing a car crash. It is senseless, unacceptable, and shows disregard for human life.

Dori Saves Lives' origin is a horrifying nightmare that came to life. The foundation was formed to ensure that other families would not have to endure similar tragedies. The Dori Slosberg Foundation was founded by former Representative Irv Slosberg and current Representative Emily Slosberg after Dori Slosberg was killed in a car crash.  Dori Saves Lives is a charity. Established in 2004, it received official 501(c)(3) non-profit status in 2005 and has become an influential force in the war against distracted driving and the driving fatalities that our roadways produce. The foundation distributes the necessary tools that help the public drive safely to end dangerous and distracted driving behavior. 

One of the Foundation’s biggest concerns is the safety of teen drivers. Teens, in particular, are susceptible to distracted driving behaviors. Car crashes are the number one killer of 15-19-year-old teens in the US. They are two times more likely to die in a car crash than adult drivers. Teen drivers constitute the largest percentage of automobile crashes in our foundation's home state of Florida. Young, novice drivers need time to study and practice to become safe, experienced drivers. It is one of DSL's top priorities to help them accomplish this task. Dori Saves Lives provides road safety awareness and educational programs across the state of Florida address many of the concerns and risk factors our teens face on our roadways. 

Representative Slosberg, the foundation's Chairman, passed the Dori Slosberg Driver Education Safety Act in 2002. To date, this legislation has brought in over 65 million dollars to public and private high schools to provide free drivers ed. His legislation ensures that the money goes directly to the Drivers Education department and not administrative expenses.



Our Safety Partners

  • Geico Philanthropic Foundation

  • The Florida Transportation Builders' Association, Inc.

  • FDOT, The Florida Department of Transportation, regulates public transportation in Florida.

  • Silver & Silver Safety Partner

  • Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, a cabinet agency of the Florida government

  • The Allstate Foundation creates prosperous communities to fulfill hopes and dreams.

  • Health Care District of Palm Beach County

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; United States Department of Transportation

  • Enterprise Holdings private foundation, giving back to communities.

  • HNTB Corporation is an architecture, civil engineering consulting and construction management firm.

  • A global infrastructure advisory firm providing practical solutions.

  • Road construction company in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

  • Volkert: Engineering, environmental consulting, program management, and construction services.

  • TranSystems provides engineering and architectural planning, design and construction solutions.

  • Bryan & Associates PA
    Bryan & Associates PA

    Bryan & Associates PA

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Monday, December 2, 2019Friday, December 6, 2019
Nationwide
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

It is a fact of life that people grow older every day. With increasing age come changes in physical, mental and sensory abilities that can challenge a person's continued ability to drive safely. But there are a variety of safe travel options for people of all ages. The real need is a broader awareness of the solutions, rather than a narrow focus on the problem.

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) believes that occupational therapy practitioners have the skills to evaluate a person's overall ability to operate a vehicle safely and provide rehabilitation, if necessary. Many are specially trained in the full scope of driving rehabilitation. Occupational therapy practitioners work with older adults as well as their families and caregivers, offering individualized assessment. They can identify individuals' unique challenges and find strategies that will help them live life to its fullest by keeping them active, healthy, and safe in their communities.

AOTA's Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, December 2-6, 2019, aims to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home.

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