By TextLess Live More | Posted Sunday, April 8th, 2018

TextLess Live More and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Announce New Partnership

Collective Mission to End Distracted Driving

TextLess Live More is pleased to announce a new partnership with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) to support their mission to empower student leaders and young people to combat distracted driving at the local, state and federal level. The SADD TextLess  Live More Partnership announcement is timed to raise awareness during April’s National Distracted Driving Month.

TextLess Live More was founded by peers and classmates of Merritt Levitan at Milton Academy in Milton, Massachusetts. Merritt (MA Class of 2013) was hit and killed by a distracted driver in July 2013 shortly after her graduation. TextLess Live More is committed to educating all drivers on the dangers of driving while distracted to end this deadly epidemic.

“We share and support SADD’s mission to empower young people to make good decisions, especially behind the wheel. The dangers of distracted driving are real and have tragic consequences,” said Rich Levitan, CEO TextLess Live More.

“We lost our 18-year-old daughter Merritt to a young driver who was texting while driving. As we approach five years since our loss, TextLess Live More is honored and delighted to partner with SADD to end distracted driving and make driving safe for everyone.”

“We are honored to partner with TextLess Live More to empower student leaders with the tools they need to combat distracted driving,” said Rick Birt, SADD President and CEO. “Their resources will equip our students to further educate their peers on the dangers of driving distracted.”

About TextLess Live More

TextLess Live More is a student-led, peer-to-peer national awareness campaign with a mission to end distracted driving permanently; prevent tragic accidents and deaths caused by distracted driving; and educate and raise awareness about the real dangers of distracted driving such as texting, streaming, posting and engaging in all forms of digital distraction or engagement behind-the-wheel.

About SADD

For almost 40 years, SADD, the nation’s premier youth health & safety organization has worked to empower teens, engage parents, mobilize communities, and change lives around the issues of traffic safety, substance abuse, and personal health and safety. Through a national network of peer-led chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges, SADD equips students with the resources they need to advocate for change on their campuses and in their communities. Learn more at www.sadd.org.

TLLM at SADD National Convention
Emma Murray-Clasen and Jeff Betzler with the TextLess Live More Teddy Bear at the SADD National Convention 2017 in Tampa, Florida. Students who signed the TLLM Pledge were given a raffle to win the Teddy.

TLLM with SADD Student
(L-R) TextLess Live More Student Leaders Natalie Wamester, Julia Lebovitz, Jeff Betzler and Emma Murray-Clasen with the winner of the TLLM Teddy Bear at the SADD National Convention 2017 in Tampa, Florida. TextLess Live More and SADD Announce a new partnership in April 2018 to end distracted driving.