Distracted Driving: Clifton B. Gibbs

Wednesday, February 1st. I remember the exact time I received the catastrophic call at 6:36 pm. 7:32 a.m. My day did not start out as drastic, nor did I think it would end up that way. I woke up around my regular time and headed to my 8:00 a.m. internship. On the way, as he […]

Distracted Driving: Casey Feldman

The night before my 21-year-old daughter Casey was killed I asked her if she was happy. She answered, “yes.” That was my last conversation with her. The last time I heard her speak, saw her smile and heard her call me “Daddy.” Since the years following her death, I am comforted by that memory and […]

Distracted Driving: Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship

Project Yellow Light/Hunter Garner Scholarship was born from the tragedy of distracted driving. It got its start at a Fredericksburg, VA high school where Hunter Garner would have graduated had his life not been cut short. PYL/HGS is a film contest educating the public on distracted driving. It receives 400- to 500 video submissions each […]

Michael Richards and Distracted Driving

Taking Your Life in Your Hands Arm pinned beneath his overturned truck, waiting on the paramedics to arrive, Michael Richards thought about his life. Every beat of his heart sent blood rushing to his mangled arm, and Richards wondered if this was the end. “All it took was 1.7 seconds,” Richards remembered. “The state police […]

Amanda Kloehr: The Real-Life Risk of Driving Distracted

I was just like many summer travelers. I didn’t want to be cooped up in the car anymore and I was ready to be on the beach. The only thing that I could do to bide time until I reached my final destination was find ways to keep myself “entertained”, and try and get there […]