The KDR Challenge was created in memory of Kelsey Dawn Raffaele who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on January 24, 2010. KDR focuses on the youth in Michigan educating them on the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. KDR stands for Kids Driving Responsibly and are Kelsey's initials.
Presentations are given to high school and universities students on the importance of not Talking or Texting while driving. We also speak at other organizations throughout MI trying to bring awareness on the dangers of using a cell phone and driving.
We currently have a bill (SB 756, Kelsey's Law) that passed. This law prevents any driver with a Level 1 or Level 2 licenses from using a cell phone while they drive.
As a Board Member of the National Organization Focus Driven, we are now bringing awareness to the National Level. Our goal is to save as many lives as we can.
The KDR Challenge mission is to increase awareness among the youth on the dangers of distracted driving, especially using a cell phone while driving.Education, Legislation, Enforcement, and Technology are the building blocks to reducing the number of injuries and fatalities from this preventable act.Speaking to high schools students and colleges students throughout the state and/or country and on the dangers of distracted driving, injuries and fatalities will be reduce. Encouraging law enforcement to enforce the law and working with car manufacturers, cell phone companies, etc. on new technology will also reduce the number of injuries and fatalities.By working together we CAN save lives.