Distracted driving is an epidemic worldwide and it is growing at a fast rate. MNFDD was created in honor of Chuck and Cassy Maurer. While on their way home from the library they became a statistic of distracted driving. A full size, extended cab F-150 T-boned Chuck’s minivan at 65 MPH. Chuck died that evening, while being airlifted to the hospital and Cassy died 10 days later, unable to recover from her traumatic brain injuries. One crash, two lives, gone, all for a Facebook message. Most think that it will never happen to them. That is true until the moment it does.
MNFDD is ready to fight this growing epidemic called distracted driving. We are here to bring awareness to school, businesses, and communities about the dangers and prevention of distracted driving. We want to make sure everyone knows that no one is immune from this as we all share the same roadways. We offer engaging presentations to a wide variety of community groups on what is considered distracted driving, statistics, ways to prevent distracted driving, and a few personal stories.
Distracted driving needs to come to an end and MNFDD vows to do everything in its power to help make that happen. One of our main goals is to save lives through presentation, billboards, signs, etc. We want to reach legislature and prove to them that the laws and penalties don’t compare to what distracted driving is doing to families whose loved ones are injured or killed. Another goal is to push the ban of hand held devices in all vehicles. The research is crystal clear- the only thing drivers should be doing behind the wheel is driving.
Distracted driving is real and extremely dangerous and it’s time for someone to stand up and say enough is enough. MNFDD is here to do that. We are a voice that is not going to stop until we are heard. We will push until there is change. We are the change that Minnesota needs. We are the voice of all the victims who no longer have a voice.