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Review for Keep Kids Alive Drive 25, Omaha, NE, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We learned about KKAD 25 the hard way - the way that no parent wants to find out about an organization. On November 23rd, 2004 our 9 year old son Justin was hit and killed on a road by our house. The speed limit was set at 40 mph through our subdivision. After Justin was killed we read an article in the USA Today about a similar incident in Texas and how an organization called KKAD 25 had helped get the speed limit reduced on that street. We emailed Tom Everson and he called us back the same day. Tom helped us as we took on our city to lower the speed limit in our subdivision. He provided his expertise and his compassion with our situation. With his help we were able to have the street that runs through our subdivision restriped to a 2 lane road with a center turning lane instead of the 4 lane road. He also helped us to get the speed limit reduced to 35mph. We wanted the speed limit reduced to 30mph but this is all that our city was willing to do.

Tom Emerson is an awesome man. He had the insight of such a simple concept-lower the speed limit to 25mph through neighborhoods- and the fortitude to promote this concept and organization with his strong convictions. Tom started this organization after realizing how fast people where driving through subdivisions. He wanted to be proactive about getting his message out to the public. Tom did not start this organization because he lost a child. Tom Everson started this organization to help get this message out- Keep Kids Alive Drive 25- something every driver should remember.

KKAD 25 is a great organization with lots of information and statistics every driver should be aware of. In today's society everyone is always in such a hurry. If only the driver of the car that killed Justin would have been driving 5 mph slower the chances of Justin's survival would have been greatly increased. Please don't let the few seconds you save by speeding be the last 2 seconds of someone's life.


Gordie, Vicki, Jordan, Justin and Jesse Faust
Lee's Summit, MO

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

by petitioning our city council to reduce the speed limit on the street running through our subdivision. With Tom Everson's help, we were able to reduce the speed limit.

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

We believe the material and information presented in KKAD 25 should be provided and taught in all Driver's Ed classes.

Role:  Donor & We handed out KKAD 25 bumper stickers and key chains at our city's safety fair. We gave a bumper sticker to each family in Justin's elementary school on the first KKAD 25 day.