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May 8, 2018

The Courage to Intervene

Recently I attended a traffic safety conference put on by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission in eastern Washington. As an attendee of the national Lifesavers Highway […]
April 27, 2018

Cari Lightner: She Blossomed on Earth, She Blooms in Heaven

On May 3rd, 38 years ago, my daughter, Cari Lightner was killed by a multiple repeat offender drunk driver. Her foreshortened life now stands for something amazing. Hundreds of thousands of people have lived as a result of her death. Who knew that her death would spark a movement, a revolution really, against the way this world thinks about drinking and driving.
April 11, 2018

Alyson Geller: “Dear Allstate…”

Dear Allstate, As I watched your commercial ‘Mayhem lost phone’ I thought, this is great – a responsible message about cell phone distracted driving! But your […]
April 6, 2018

Guest Blog: Distracted Driving & Technology: It’s Not What You Think It Is—It’s Much Worse

Mi Ae Lipe is a citizen advocate and We Save Lives Partner. She blogs on Driving in the Real World, Tweets daily driving news and tips at @DrivingReal, and writes a regular column on street driving for BMW CCA’s Roundel magazine. Visit her website to download her free eBook "The Sound of No Car Crashing: A Guide to Protective Driving".
March 21, 2018

Living with a Brain Injured Child

Did you know that March is “National Brain Injury Awareness” month? Unless you have a child or family member with a brain injury it’s unlikely you know there even is a “month” set aside for such awareness.
February 21, 2018

Must We Accept Gun Violence in Our Schools as the New Norm?

Another mass shooting, multiple deaths, injuries and much weeping.  This one in another school.  We cry, we are horrified, we scream gun reform.  People take sides, […]
February 13, 2018

Our Top Ten Wishes for 2018

These are our top ten wishes for 2018 and outside of the first we didn’t prioritize.  All of them are important and we continue to work […]
February 10, 2018

The Seven Habits of Really Good Drivers

By Candace Lightner Actually, there are probably more than 7 but let’s focus on these: Always travel within the speed limit and if the road conditions […]
January 30, 2018

Just Drive: Enable Airplane | Drive Mode

Thank you to everyone who signed our “Just Drive: Enable Airplane | Drive Mode” Petition! We are pleased to announce that Apple agreed to add a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature to all phones running iOS11. If you have this safe driving mode we encourage you to use it as it may save your life.
December 31, 2017

We Save Lives Thanks Our Highway Safety Advocates

Recent research suggests that we thank people more than 2000 times a year but we don’t mean it about half the time. That’s sad because there is no doubt in my mind that thanking people brings joy, a feeling of self-worth and well- deserved recognition. I also feel that highway safety advocates are vastly under-appreciated especially by the public at large. They may get peer recognition but rarely if ever, do you see them honored at the Kennedy Center, White House or other venues honoring outstanding individuals (present company excluded) This despite the fact that they save lives day in and day out and usually for a nominal fee, or sometimes no fee and extraordinary work.