Saving the lives of teens by promoting safe driving habits

The Kelly Phillips Foundation was created following the tragic death in 2007 of 17 year-old Kelly Phillips, a senior at Minnetonka High School in Minnesota.

Kelly was a passenger in a vehicle driven by one of her friends who became distracted by text messaging on her cell phone and using her iPod seconds before the crash.

Kelly didn't have a seatbelt on because it was broken. The driver of the car had her seatbelt on but was wearing it improperly with the shoulder strap behind her back.

Neither one of them survived.

The Kelly Phillips Foundation is dedicated to saving lives through educating and incenting teen drivers to limit distractions and encouraging seatbelt use for everyone.

To learn more about the Kelly Phillips Foundation, please visit our website at www.kellyphillipsfoundation.org and our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Kelly-Phillips-Foundation/68696246069.

Kelly Phillips Foundation
7601 France Avenue South, #350
Minneapolis, MN 55435
[email protected]

1. Distracted driving is killing our teens.

2. Almost 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes occur within three seconds of some form of driver distraction.

3. Not wearing a seatbelt reduces the chance of surviving a crash by half.

4. Seatbelts save lives, but only when EVERYONE in the vehicle uses them and wears them properly.