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Zero Distracted Driving Coalition

Zero Distracted Driving Coalition


MISSION

  • Partner with Public Officials, Sherrifs, and Police Chiefs to reduce distracted driving.

  • Advocate for legislation that impacts and eliminates distracted driving.

  • Educate the Public and Drivers about the perils of Distracted Driving.

  • Promote Safe Driving habits with a focus on curtailing teen distracted driving.

  • Support and advance the Distracted Driver’s Education programs nationwide.


JOIN THE COALITION

The Zero Distracted Driving Coalition is reserved for Public Officials, Sherrifs, and Police Chiefs and by invite only. Those eligible may contact info@dorisaveslives.org for more information. 


The Zero Distracted Driving Coalition

Dori Saves Lives formed the Zero Distracted Drivers Coalition to bring together Public Officials, Sheriffs, and Police Chiefs. Distracted driving is an epidemic. We must learn and understand the causes of distracted driving in order to change driver behavior. These leaders in our communities are able to contribute the experience, knowledge, and leadership skills necessary to drastically reduce distracted driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities.


Disturbing Facts About Distracted Driving

  • 3,450 deaths were caused by distracted drivers in 2016.

  • 391,100 injuries were caused by distracted drivers in 2015.

  • 80% of car crashes are attributed to a driver being distracted.

  • Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States


Preventable Tragedies

Any activity that a driver engages in while on the road, other than driving itself, is considered distracted driving. This includes talking or texting on a cell phone, eating food, using a navigation system, putting on makeup, and interacting with passengers.

Tragedies caused by distracted drivers are not unpredictable acts of nature beyond the control of driver decision making. They are preventable incidents caused by a lack of driver education, poor driving habits, bad decision making, reckless abandonment of common sense, insufficient legislation and the enforcement of traffic laws.


Lack of Education and Awareness of Impact

Problem: Many states have passed laws aimed to combat distracted driving, but they are insufficient.

Example: In Florida it is illegal to text while driving, but only as secondary enforcement. Police officers are unable to pull over offenders and enforce the law unless another primary law, such as speeding, is broken as well. 

Solution: We will advocate for legislation that will simultaneously improve public safety and bolster enforcement.


Envisioning The Future

Together; The Zero Distracted Driving Coalition will contribute the experience and knowledge required to diminish distracted driving behavior and promote safe driving habits.

Together; By bringing together Public Officials, Sheriffs, and Police Chiefs, the foundation for leadership demanded legislative action will be laid.

Together; The Coalition will drive towards drastically reducing and ultimately eliminating preventable roadway fatalities and serious injuries caused by distracted driving.


 

Our Safety Partners

  • Geico Philanthropic Foundation

  • The Florida Transportation Builders' Association, Inc.

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

  • 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.

  • The Express Car Wash, a proud sponsor of Dori Saves Lives and other community endeavors.

  • Interactive car driving simulator.

  • 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.

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