Keri Anne DeMott was twenty years old when she was killed in a head-on collision caused by a multiple DUI offender on October 10th, 2015.
Since her death, Keri’s family created the Keri Anne DeMott Foundation to share her story and raise awareness about the tragic reality of what happens when people drive under the influence of alcohol and drugs, or while distracted by their electronic devices.
Thousands of people are injured and killed every year due to these types of crashes, but they can be completely avoidable so long as drivers make the conscious decision to not drive drunk, impaired, or distracted.
Driving is a privilege, and we are all responsible for making sure that we are upholding safe driving practices for ourselves, our loved ones, and the thousands of other drivers we share the roads with every day.
Keri’s Promise is an initiative designed to engage drivers in making more responsible choices while behind the wheel. It is a pledge that means you are choosing to be a safe driver and that you will not attempt to operate a motor vehicle while distracted or impaired in any way.
Know your options- there’s no excuse! If you have been drinking or are otherwise impaired, DON’T DRIVE!
- Designate a sober driver and plan how you will get home safely before going out.
- Call a taxi, Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare service.
- Put your electronic devices down! No text, call, email, or social media post is worth causing a crash that can injure or kill someone.
We want to be talking TO you tomorrow, not talking ABOUT you!
By accepting Keri’s Promise, you are pledging to make the responsible choice on behalf of yourself, your loved ones, and other drivers on the road. You are taking the right step to raise awareness for others and are helping put an end to a national epidemic that has taken too many lives!
Take the Keri’s Promise pledge, and encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same!
Together we can make a difference!
Once upon a time there was an old man who used to go the ocean for peace and quiet, and for inspiration to do his writing. In the morning, he usually walked on the beach before he began his work. one day as he was walking along the shore, he saw a human figure moving lie a dancer, bending, then wading in to the waves, arms extended.
It pleased him that someone would dance to the beauty of the day and the rhythm of the waves. As he got closer, he saw that it was a young girl. The girl wasn't dancing, but instead she was reaching down to the sand, picking up something, and throwing it gently into the ocean.
He called out, "Good morning! What are you doing?"
The girl paused and replied, "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll be stranded on the beach and die."
"But don't you realize that there are thousands of miles of beach and starfish all along the way. You can't possibly make a difference!"
The girl listened and considered. Then she bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea. She watched a wave lift it high, and then it sank into the life-giving water.
To that she replied:
"It made a difference for that one."
The Keri Anne DeMott Foundation
1802 N Alafaya Trail Orlando, FL 32826
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
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