Our mission at Just Drive Safe is to make the roadways a safer place — period. To make safe driving as routine as turning on the ignition in a car.
We have created a platform, which is the premier place for collaboration and change, not only to address the dangers we face while getting behind the wheel, but also to develop and implement innovative and practical solutions.
JustDriveSafe is an Education, Advocacy, and Technology hub for individuals and organizations committed to making the roadways a safer place. Our three Core Values of Awareness, Integrity, and Respect permeate everything we do at JustDriveSafe as we breathe A.I.R. to the roadways.
We are committed to addressing chronically overlooked issues, shedding light on just how it effects all of us – whether we are on the road or not.
So many of these accident causing behaviors are preventable and the dangerous situations they create, are so much more than just texting or talking on the phone on the road. You’ve seen the conditions frequently in the car next to you. It’s eating, shaving, applying makeup and even reading newspapers, magazines and work memos. It’s playing with apps and games on your iPad, searching for music, driving aggressively, consuming alcohol or mind altering substances, and even having a heated conversation with the person next to you. All are classified as distracted driving.
The reality is, while we have been behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, we have all been distracted at one time or another. Together we can change this.
We share the road, we share the responsibility.
TEXTING + TALKING ON THE PHONE
DRINKING & DRIVING
WHAT HAPPENED – As Philip Huml says, “On March 5th 2012, I stepped out of the barber shop onto the sidewalk after getting my hair cut and was hit by an SUV. A simple stroll on the sidewalk instantly changed my life forever.”
The “accident,” or as a friend of mine likes to call it, “the insult,” had me fighting for my life, struggling just to breath and ultimately, survive. For months, I was unable to feed myself, change my clothing and in general normally function as the man I once was. As a 38-year-old man, having to learn how to communicate, walk and even go to the bathroom again became a humbling experience. Through my recovery I struggled with anger and depression daily. I had always lived my life to the fullest, never thinking about just how fragile and fleeting life really is. Waking up one day I realized, what if I can take my darkest moment and turn it into my greatest gift.
Philip’s story is one of overcoming the unexpected, going from an active, hearty and healthy man about town, to rehabilitation patient after being struck by an SUV while standing on the sidewalk.
Philip is the inspiration for all we do at Just Drive Safe.
SHAVING & APPLYING MAKEUP
Just Drive Safe is a 501c3 non-profit based out of Naples Florida, with an office in Los Angeles, California, driven by visionaries who are committed to making the roadways a safer place through education, advocacy, and technology.
SEARCHING FOR MUSIC
It was a momentary glance at her phone that led an Elizabeth, NJ woman to being impaled on a guardrail pole. In just a second or two, Christina Jahnz went from busy, multi-tasking mother to a near-fatal accident victim.
Just Drive Safe in association with Squat Therapy and CrossFit RedLine is producing the 1st Annual Hannah Ahlquist Relentless Throwdown on November 1, 2015 at the North Collier Regional Park.
Country stars Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban came together to create a beautiful song and video that carries with it a message on the dangers of the road when we don’t pay attention.
The effort to prevent accidents and raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving has taken a new turn thanks to the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department appearing as if they were panhandlers.
Just Drive Safe has been granted tax-deductible status by the IRS and your donations will help us achieve our three-point plan.
We accept donations and will provide receipts for your tax deductions. If you have a plan, idea or want to volunteer and help us grow Just Drive Safe, we’d love to meet you!
Just Drive Safe has a three point plan to make the roadways safer. We are engaged in Education, Advocacy and Technology initiatives. If you would like to get involved with these programs or have ideas, dreams and solutions that you believe could help make the roadways safer, please join us as we teach the world to Just Drive Safe.