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General Motors Continues Partnership with PEERS Foundation

 Distracted Driving Prevention Program will travel to 86 Michigan, Ohio & Indiana High Schools Grand Rapids, Michigan – The number of fatalities in distraction-affected crashes fell by 12.4 percent from 3,242 in 2017 to 2,841 in 2018 according to a report released in October 2019 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “We’re incredibly excited […]

PEERS Foundation’s Augmented Reality Program Headed to Missouri High Schools

Missouri is the first state DOT to fund the unique safe-driving educational experience. Grand Rapids, Michigan – September 13, 2019 – Missouri teen drivers rank among the worst in the nation according to a recent study of the Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers by WalletHub. In an effort to begin changing that statistic, […]

PEERS Foundation Partners with eBrake to Eliminate Distracted Driving

The PEERS Foundation, a Grand Rapids based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that creates innovative, interactive, educational events that engage youth, community members and the business sector to empower them to make informed, mindful, decisions related to safety, health, and educational goals; and eBrake, a proprietary new distracted driving innovation for smartphones and tablets, today announced a […]

FELDMAN AUTOMOTIVE COMMITS TO RAISING AWARENESS REGARDING THE DANGERS OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

Partnership with PEERS foundation to raise $2.5 million to help spread awareness throughout Michigan and Ohio high schools Simulators at Feldman dealerships April 8-12 for Distracted Driving Awareness Month NEW HUDSON, MICH.  March 27, 2019—Feldman Automotive is making a significant commitment to raising the awareness of the dangers of distracted driving via a new sponsorship […]

La-Z-Boy Foundation & Monroe County Prosecutor Join Forces to Save Lives

Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Simulator Funded at Monroe County High Schools Monroe County, Michigan – March 22, 2019 – On July 14, 2017, Gladys Johnson, 35, and her 5-year-old daughter, Za’Kira, were killed when their car was rear-ended by a pick-up truck traveling 78 miles per hour. In the hour preceding the fatal accident, pick-up […]

PEERS Foundation and General Motors Teach Teens Dangers of Distracted Driving With Augment Reality Simulator

New simulator to travel to 50 Michigan high schools and provide interactive distracted driving prevention education. GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The PEERS Foundation in partnership wth General Motors today announced the arrival of the Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Education Simulator, (ARDDES). This safe, virtual reality environment exposes users to to the dangers of distractions such […]