FocusDriven partners with organizations in numerous ways to increase visibility on the issue, educate the public and change behaviors. We extend our thanks to the following organizations for their support and help in saving lives.
A Deadly Distraction
For every donation of $50 or more, FocusDriven will send you a copy of A Deadly Distraction.
Viewers will learn what cognitive distraction is and how it impairs drivers, regardless if they are using a handheld or hands-free phone. Discover why this issue is being targeted as opposed to other distractions and what you can to do help make our roadways safer.
We also share the stories of those who have been hurt or killed in distracted driving crashes.
Miss South Dakota, USA
Meet Taylor Neisen the current reigning Miss South Dakota, USA 2012
Like many people her age Taylor is a social, goal orientated young person who understands the pressure to always being ‘connected’ to everyone around her. What makes Taylor stand out is even as her life is becoming busier and more demanding than ever, she is committed to driving completely cell free.
Taylor is a college student studying exercise sciences and says she is taking the pledge and the cause very seriously as someone who is not only concerned about the danger it presents, but who is also saddened by the deaths and injuries caused by cell phone distracted driving and wanting to make a difference by pledging to drive cell free.
As she competes and makes appearances Taylor will be speaking out in favor of cell free driving and urging others to not only take the pledge, but take it to heart.
National Teen Spokesperson
As the national teen spokesperson for FocusDriven, 17-year-old Zach Veach takes the message of safe, distraction-free driving everywhere he goes - even on the racetrack.
Zach is a race car driver for Andretti Autosport in INDYCAR's "Mazda Road to Indy" developmental program. Since age 12, he's raced everything from go-karts to an open-wheel Formula BMW machines. The Stockdale, OH native has been active in educating teens about distractions behind the wheel and speaking in front of the state legislature to gain support for a texting ban.
With Zach's help, FocusDriven and the No Phone Zone have the support of 33 Indy 500 drivers, including Danica Patrick and Helio Castroneves all of whom signed the No Phone Zone pledge.
Zach attended the 2010 National Distracted Driving Summit, where U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood honored him, along with the Jonas Brothers and Jordin Sparks, for their efforts to end distracted driving.