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Video in Honor of Late Former News Editor Made Public by USDOT

Liz Bowen, editor-in-chief

Casey Feldman, FCLC ’10 and former Observer news editor died on July 17, 2009 when she was struck by a van while crossing the street in Ocean City, N.J. On Feb. 22, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a video about Feldman’s death in order to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. The video, produced by Casey’s father, Joel Feldman, is the first in the Department of Transportation’s “Faces of Distracted Driving” series to be produced by a member of the public. Former Observer editors Brooke Burdge, Kelsey Butler and Katie Feeney, all FCLC ’10, are featured in the video.

“Those who knew and loved Casey and knew and loved the other ‘Faces’ have changed the way they drive,” Joel Feldman said. “Many of us took the same chances that so many take —cell phone use, eating, changing CDs and all the other things that take our mind and eyes off the road. It took the most awful thing a parent can contemplate to get me to change the way I drive. As each of us gets behind the wheel of our cars, we can make a deliberate and conscious choice to drive safer.”

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