YOU ARE FREE TO CHOOSE, BUT YOU ARE NOT FREE FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR CHOICE...
L-R Mike Kellenyi (PADD founder), Jaymee Beard (ARCA Safety Director), Jeremy Lestock (Monroe Co. Deputy Sheriff), Justin Boston (Venturini Motorsport driver of #25 ZLOOP Toyota), Lindsey Gianinni (Padd co-founder), Brennan Poole (Venturini Motorsport Driver with most wins), Mr. Scott Stalker (Principal of Bedford High School, Bedford, Michigan)
PADD® IS A 501 (C) (3) NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT CHARITY
Your donations are greatly appreciated so that we may continue to donate our "Stay Alive Don't Text And Drive" signs to schools and towns along with continuing to educate the community to the dangers distracted driving causes through public appearances at schools, churches, town meetings etc.
To donate please click on "Help Supprt Our Work" on the right side of all of our pages. We appreciate any donation, $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or more as every donation will ensure that no school or town has to "pay" to save a life through education and awareness.
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PO Box 1114 Blackwood, New Jersey 08012
PADD® Thanks you for your continued support!
PADD to hold first national “Walk With PADD” April 12, 2014
NJM Insurance Company pledges $5,000 as Title Sponsor
Less than two years after 18 year old rising star, Nikki Kellenyi, lost her life in car crash caused by a distracted driver, Nikki’s Law was signed into law in New Jersey by New Jersey Governor Christie on August 14, 2013. The law requires the New Jersey transportation department to erect signs on state roadways warning of the dangers of distracted driving and reminding drivers that texting while driving carries stiff criminal penalties in New Jersey. Nikki’s father, Michael Kellenyi, and Lindsey Giannini, Miss Atlantic County are co-founders of People Against Distracted Driving (www.padd.org). Mike and Lindsey initiated the legislation and it was passed unanimously by the New Jersey legislature and unanimously before the New Jersey Senate before being signed by the governor.
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Motorsports spreads PADDS Message worldwide
Thunderbolt Raceway in Millville NJ leads the way in the racing world to spread PADD's message
Queen Motorsports carried PADD® in '13 and continues in '14
Jake Griffin Racing enters it second year with PADD®
Hulmes Racing enters its second year with PADD® at bridgeport NJ
Iracing and it's members honor Nikki one week after distracted driving took her life. A connection was made.
PADD Racing in the virtual world continues daily.
WALK WITH PADD® on NBC 10
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Click on the U GOT BRAINS logo to learn how your school can win distracted driving simulator
PADD is a proud member of:PADD is proud to be a partner with the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey(BIANJ). To learn more about what our mission together is visit GET INVOLVED. To learn more about what the NJBIA mission is please visit:
Take the Pledge-Save Your Life and Another!
Autism New Jersey, Special Olympics New Jersey, Make-A-Wish New Jersey, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, National Multiple Sclerosis Society New Jersey Metro Chapter.
Up to $50,000 will be donated and split evenly between these fine charities. PADD would like to thank NJM for their generous donation and PADD was honored to host and participate in NJM centenial celebration in part with the U-GOT-BRAINS Champion Schools celebration Sponsored by the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey.
Nikki's Foundation - People Against Distracted Driving is a non-profit organization. All donations go towards our ongoing efforts to end distracted driving.
Currently, we are donating "Stay Alive Don't Text and Drive" signs to schools and towns installing them along significant roadsides, billboards, businesses and in school exits, park exits and anywhere that they will impact motorists.
In addition, we are working to spread the awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, providing support for the families affected by such tragedies, and passing new laws to educate motorists, for stricter enforcement and punishment of distracted-driving-related offenses and working with schools to educate children of this new epidemic.
We appreciate any amount of contribution you can make. Your aid is invaluable and helps to keep the movement running!
PADD is pleased to announce we are updating our site and the following news articles will be published from May 1st to June 1, 2014:
Duncan High School in Oklahoma joins PADD® in distracted driving awareness campaign
PADD® receives US trademark approval for name and signs
Haddonfield High School, NJ holds PADD® distracted driving presentation and installs PADD® signs
Bedford News prints story of PADD® crusade in Michigan and TV story
Jake Griffin Racing raises PADD® awareness at the Dogwood Annual Parade in Quincy, Illinois
Pinelands High School joins PADD® 3D awareness program at Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center
Washington Twp Super Saturday with PADD® brings distracted driving awareness to local residents
Egg Harbor Township High School learns about distracted driving at PADD® presentation
City of Northfileld NJ becomes next town to install PADD® awareness Signs
ARCA Racing Series comes to New Jersey Motorsport Park and PADD® raises awareness to 1,000's
Zumba dance team supports PADD® in dance fundraiser
Annual Texas Roadhouse "Remembering Nikki" a success!
New Jersey Motorsport Park hosts PADD® Harley Davidson Raffle
Venturini Motorsports continues "distracted driving " awareness campaign
Pocono Speedway becomes first Nascar track to install PADD® awareness signs
PADD® hosts 4th annual "U Got Brains" Champion of Schools Awards
Queen Motorsports brings PADD® awareness a win at Hickory Speedway, NC
8 Ways to prevent distracted driving with PADD® and NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group
PADD® Motor Sports Group holds monthly awareness race on Iracing.com
PADD® hosts National HS Hockey Tournament at South Jersey Sports Arena
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety carries PADD® bumper stickers on all state owned vehicles
PADD® president Mike Kellenyi to speak at the Annual Governors Safety Convention in Michigan
Venturini Motorsports and Justin Boston raise awareness at Michigan International Speedway
Shop at Amazon Smile for fathers Day and $5 gets donated to PADD® for each purchase
Justin Boston Captures First ARCA Career Victory; Wins Thriller at Toledo
MAY 19, 2014
Justin Boston, PADD's National Spokesman, Claimed His First Career ARCA Racing Series Victory at Toledo SpeedwayRead more...
GREAT RAILING WEEKEND OF THUNDER : MAY 31 – June 1, 2014 The Great Railing Weekend of Thunder will feature four exciting racing series May 31-June 1, 2014. Joining the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will be the Trans Am Series, Pirelli World Challenge Series, and Fidelity Power Systems SCCA Pro IT Series. The event will mark the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards’ seventh annual visit to southern New Jersey.Read more...
Liberty Bands Booster Association, Inc. is proud to announce that we are joining Nikki’s Foundation and People Against Distracted Driving in the fight against distracted driving. LBBA provides financial, logistical and any other needed support for the band programs at Liberty High School and Liberty Middle School in Liberty, South Carolina. These programs are made up of students in the 6th to 12th grades. Many of these students are newly licensed drivers and most of the rest are soon to be newly licensed drivers. With the help of Nikki’s Foundation and PADD we can educate these and other students at our schools about the dangers of distracted driving and prevent future tragedy.Read more...
ARCA Racing Series, Venturini Motorsports and PADD Impact Bradford High School in Temperance Michigan
TEMPERANCE, Mich. – May 15, 2014) – Whether its sorting a deck of playing cards by suit or trying to drive a car while looking at a cell phone, the human brain can only focus on so much at one time. That was the message Thursday delivered by ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver Justin Boston to hundreds of high school students.Read more...
As part of PADD's participation in Global Youth Traffic Safety Month we urge all teens and young adults to pay more attention when driving (actually its EVERYONE, just happens to be #GYTSM14) A split second bad decision can end a life, a responsible decision can save a life. There are no statistics on how many lives are saved by a responsible decision made by a driver, because if there is no crash, there is no statistic. Distracted driving kills!Read more...
Venturini Racing, ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards and PADD® Gear up to End Distracted Driving in the #racing2endDD Program
On Thursday May 15th, Venturini Racing along with The Arca Racing Series presented by Menards will partner with PADD® and Venturini's 2012 rookie of the year, Justin Boston, driver of the #25 ZLOOP-Mosquito Patch US-PADD-Toyota in the first #racing2endDD program at Bedford High School in Temperance, Michigan. This high school is less then a half hour away from Arca's next race, Menard's 200 presented by Federated Car Care held at the Toledo Speedway. Justin Boston is PADD's national spokesman, spreading awareness to the dangers of distracted driving to fans and communities at each race during the Arca Racing Series presented by Menards. Justin will speak to the students of Bedford High School along with Jaymee Beard, Safety initiative Coordinator for ARCA and People Against Distracted Driving about the Nikki Kellenyi story (an 18 yr old victim of distracted driving, killed by her friend as a backseat passenger in her friends car, a few weeks before her high school senior prom) and ways the students can avoid being injured or killed by distracted driving along with helping to end distracted driving through PADD's awareness program, PADD's new National Student Ambassador program and PADD's partnership with Venturini family of Venturini Motorsports. This is just another one of many great programs the #racingtoendDD team will be doing around the country in the coming months.Read more...
On April 29th the team of "Distraction Spies" from Clayton High Schools "U Got Brain's Champion of Schools Program" met with PADD's president, Nikki's father, to talk one on one with him about the distracted driving crash that took his daughter Nikki's life.Read more...
Hammonton High School Juniors and Seniors hear "Nikki's Story" and Inspire them to Never Drive Distracted
Hammonton High School was the original school to have PADD® "Stay Alive Don't Text and Drive" signs installed throughout the campus. For the last year the students have seen these signs everyday, reminding them to drive responsible. They finally had the chance to hear why the signs are so important.Read more...
On Tuesday April 29th The Ocean County Vo Tech MATES School (Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Sciences) met with PADD founder Mike Kellenyi to discuss their U-Got-Brains Project and to install the first signs in Ocean County. OCTVS is a high school system in Ocean County NJ with a total of 5 different Vo-tech schools. Each high school prepares the students with a special study in their field of interest. I was so impressed with their enthusiasm to end distracted driving, it's what they really want to do!Read more...