We are the faces of distracted driving. We are mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, brother, spouses and friends to those who have died because people chose to take part in phone calls or text messages while driving. We are here to educate the public about the dangers of cell phone-distracted driving and support victims and their families.
We are proof that hands-free phones are no safer than handheld devices.
We are proof that texting and driving is a deadly combination.
We are proof that our nation’s roadways need to be safer – now!
We believe that all motorists are entitled to safety. Driving safely is every motorist’s first responsibility and it should also be their top priority.
FocusDriven is a place for victims and their families to come together to honor those who have been affected by this issue. We are the constant reminder to the world that no call or text message is worth someone’s life. If you or someone you know has been a victim to cell phone-distracted driving, please contact us.
How We Got Started
FocusDriven is unique and innovative in that it is currently the only non-profit organization completely focused on a rapidly-growing driver distraction—issues of cell phone use while driving. It is the only organization run by people personally affected by the loss of family members due to cell phone-related vehicle crashes. This is a requirement of Board membership because we have lived through surviving these crash situations and intimately know the services needed by victims and families. We are also deeply driven to prevent these crashes, and thus prevent other families from suffering such loss.
While FocusDriven staff and Board members partner with government agencies and organizations working on distracted driving—such as the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Safety Council—FocusDriven is the only organization to provide victim support services in the aftermath of crashes due to cell phone use. As part of this work, we are building the primary national database of crash survivors, families of crash victims and other advocates. This database will be cultivated into a national Survivor Advocate Network, putting a human face to the science and statistics of distracted driving crashes. This network can eventually become a powerful force to promote change in driver behavior through education and advocacy.