Keep Kids Alive Drive 25

Rating: 4.87 stars   61 reviews

Issues: Disaster Aid, Health, Crime & Law

Location: 12418 C St Omaha NE 68144 USA

Mission: The mission of KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® is to make streets safer for all who walk, ride, play, and drive. Doing so preserves lives and relationships.
Results: Over 1500 communities have initiated a Keep Kids Alive campaign. These represent 49 U.S. States, 3 Canadian Provinces, the Bahamas, and Queensland State, Australia. Oceanside, CA saw a 16% decrease (6 mph) in average speeds when implementing a Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 yard sign campaign. As the first community to initiate "America's Trash Talks to Keep Kids Alive," Oro Valley, AZ realized a 13.5% decrease in average speeds on neighborhood streets - 24.5 mph on average.
Target demographics: Residents of every neighborhood in the U.S., and when possible, beyond.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000
Geographic areas served: United States, as well as communities across the globe.
Programs: Consultation and Presentations to Community/Neighborhood Groups, Schools, Businesses, and Municipal Leaders on developing comprehensive neighborhood traffic safety education campaigns that include: America's Trash Talks to Keep Kids Alive Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Stop! Take 3 To See Seat Belts-FASTENATING! It's Not A Race! Create Space Be Aware! Drive With Care No Need To Speed Check Your Speed A License to Live - An in-school safe-driving education and marketing campaign that is student driven. Parenting at the Speed of Life Annual "Run to Remember" as part of the Pikes Peak Ascent Trail Race in honor of loved ones who have died in traffic incidents.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Teachers' Insurance Plan of NJ is proud to sponsor and partner with Keep Kids Alive Drive 25. The organization's dedication to reducing speeding and making communities safer is amazing. Whether it's through local event sponsorships, printed materials or financial support, Teachers' Insurance is thrilled to support Keep Kids Alive Drive 25. We share their belief in the importance of helping communities become safer by reducing driving speeds and greatly appreciate the work and effort Tom dedicates to this cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids alive is one of our favorite nonprofits to support. Under the great leadership of Tom Everson they are making a difference at the grassroots level. It just goes to show that hard work can offset small budgets. I highly recommend this group to anyone interesting in supporting.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The awareness they have made on this crucial issue.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Traffic safety seems to be a thing of the past. Texting, talking, reading, writing and not paying attention to driving are now the standard. Speed limits are routinely ignored, tailgating is the new norm, as is passing in no-passing zones, not dimming your brights, and acting as if nothing bad will ever happen.

Those of us who believe in traffic law, and have advocated in our communities for safer driving, have been disappointed when local law enforcement and governing bodies shrug it all off . Tickets are only written for 10 MPH or ABOVE the speed limit. Traffic calming is poo-pooed. our communities suffer, with no recourse.

Some people never learn, until there is a dire consequence.

KKAD 25 has stepped in to fill the void. Helping to advocate for victims and their families, to support local grass-roots traffic safety actions, and to provide the tools for the average citizen to fight back against those who really can't see beyond their own narrow, irreponsible actions.

This is what a non-profit is supposed to do. It is about being accessible, providing important information and making itself available to provide seminars, training and more for those who advocate for safe roadways, and also for vicitms and their families.

For all they do, KKAD 25 should be given accolades. They are impacting the lives of EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US in a positive manner, whether we know it or not. It might be that that driver who would have hit you yesterday, slowed down because they learned a lesson from a KKAD 25 roadside, or heard a community presentation on safe driving, or learned of a fundraiser in the memory of a deceased pedestrian. It really does matter. It really is effective. Even making one person stop and think before driving is a life or two potentially saved.

I attended a seminar in NJ about 10 years ago, where KKAD 25 was instrumental in encouraging law enforcement in our communities to take these issues seriously, set up neighborhood traffic monitoring, and provide the community with resources to stop dangerous drivers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participation in a township wide traffic study indentfying the most dangerous residential streets and allocating resources for safety improvements.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NONE. they are doing a very good job. Stay grassroots, keep it real.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

KKAD25 is doing tremendous work helping parents, children, and communities. As a traffic safety professional with national and international experience, I am impressed with how much this non-profit organization is able to do with limited resources and a lot of heart.

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I've know of hundreds - even thousands - of organizations in the field of traffic safety, and KKAD25's attention to detail and reach in educating individuals and communities about traffic safety is impressive. I have encountered KKAD25 information unexpectedly in yards, grocery stores, and other places around the country! This organization is doing some of the most important work possible - helping to save lives and prevent injuries on the roads.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would suggest that KKAD25 consider ways to expand its message to reach international audiences. Clearly, 25 mph is a US oriented but the overall message of slowing down to save a life is becoming more and more important as other countries have more and more cars. The graphics of KKAD25 are great and would likely translate to many other countries.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

We have used printed materials and suggestions from this organization to help hundreds of school-aged children understand safety considerations while walking to school. We also focus on raising parents' awareness while driving. I had the recent pleasure of meeting and talking with Tom Everson, the group's founder. He is a dedicated man who contributes his time tirelessly for this very worthy cause. I look forward to continued productive relations with his organization.

Randy Getz, Battalion Chief
Hazelwood Fire Department
(near St. Louis, MO)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...distribution of his mrinted materials in elementary schools.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

...give him $5000.00

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Rating: 5 stars  

Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 has been a great support to me after my precious nephew was killed at the age of 7 due to a speeding motorist. In memory of Aaron David Sumner Brock and all other children who have died due to traffic related incidents, Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 must continue its mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through support for my family through their annual "Run to Remember" in memory of loved ones who have died in traffic incidents. They remember Aaron each year they participate in the Pike's Peak Ascent Trail Race and have special memory shirts made that are sent to family members of the loved ones they run to remember.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Our children and grandchildren are the most precious gifts we'll ever receive. And, with these gifts comes the tremendous responsibility of keeping them safe. Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 is an on-going campaign through-out the United States to continually reemphasize that safety on the streets is within our hands. Make sure that everyone in your household knows the city speed limit is 25, and to drive faster is to put someone's life in jeopardy. Also, order a KKAD25 sign to put in your yard to remind others that we all need to keep our speed limited!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work in crime prevention with the Omaha Police Dept. We recognized KKAD25 with the "Neighborhood Courage" in 2002.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of KKAD after my grandson Shaye, was killed on his way to school, by a careless driver. KKAD has been instrumental in efforts to change speed limits entering into, and leaving school zones in the state where he lived, thereby making streets safer for children. The organization has also provided support and a listening ear for my son, and helped him to move forward in a positive way after losing his son. I can't say enough about how grateful I am for this organization and the work they do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Support for my family

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None!

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Rating: 4 stars  

It never hurts to remind the driving public that operating a motor vehicle is a major responsibility; Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 does an amazing job keeping that reminder in the forefront with promotions, lectures, yard signs and even bumper stickers. What a precious commodity, our kids, lets stay alert, drive safe and support KKAD25.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by placing KKAD25 yard signs I've seen drivers slow down in residential areas.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Likely

What is unique about this organization?

needed service

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a mother and teacher. I have organized my effort to make our streets safer for walking and bicycling -- things our children do every day. The Keep Kids Alive Drive 25 Campaign is a key component of my own nonprofit work. I am grateful to Tom Everson and the work of KKAD25 program for addressing a critical area of improved transporation across the US.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Exeter Township, PA

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide it substantial funding

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