Our Mission

#HandsFreeMichigan is a non-profit movement to take another step forward in the fight to end distracted driving and all associated traffic deaths and injuries in the state of Michigan and all throughout the United States.

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Goal: 2,000


  • Traffic accidents and death caused by distracted driving are 100 percent preventable. However, 10 people die each day due to car accidents caused by distracted drivers. Because of this, I am motivated to take the pledge each time I get behind the wheel. Since putting my phone away while I am in the car can cause one less traffic accident, injury, or death, I don’t see a need to check my phone. Taking the pledge means I understand my choices greatly impact the roads and drivers around me. Knowing the decisions I make while driving could save a life, I choose to be a Hands Free driver.

    From Isabella Swiecicki
  • On September 19, 2016, I arrived home to find a police car in my driveway.  When the officer asked me if I was Mrs. Kiefer and asked to go inside the house  I knew something terrible had happened.  It’s every Mothers nightmare. When he informed me that Mitchel had been in a fatal car crash I thought this can’t be real, there must be some mistake.  He then showed me a photo of Mitchel and I fell to the floor with a feeling I can’t even begin to describe.  I had no idea what the hours, days, months and even years had in store for me and my family. If we can prevent just one family from this senseless, preventable and unimaginable tragedy we have honored our son in the most important way.

    From Paula Kiefer
  • After some close calls on the road and researching some statistics, I’ve completely changed my outlook on distracted driving. The news stories are devastating to see but it’s seeing other individuals on the roadways, both friends and strangers, making near-fatal mistakes while texting or updating their Twitter feed that continues to drive the point home. My phone now remains in my pocket or on my charger while I’m driving and I’ve happily become “that guy” who asks people to put their phones down while driving as well.

    From Laurence McDaniels

The Latest From Our Blog

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    Kiefer Foundation Chairman Fights to End Distracted Driving with New Legislation

    From WLNS: East Lansing’s Kellogg Center hosted a Michigan Traffic Safety Summit this morning and Steve Kiefer, Chairman of the Kiefer Foundation was the featured
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  • Man Whose Son Died by Distracted Driver Wants State Hands-Free by Law

    From Fox2 Detroit: When you get a phone alert in the car, you feel compelled to look. But if you are behind the wheel and
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  • Whitmer announces support for hands-free driving law in Michigan

    From ABC12 News: LANSING, Mich. (AP) (2/13/2019) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants Michigan to be the 17th state to adopt a hands-free driving law that restricts
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Upcoming Events

  • Mitchel Kiefer

    3/27 Mitchel’s Birthday

    Today, my son Mitchel turned 21 years old. On September 19, 2016, I arrived home to find a police car in my driveway.  When the
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  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

    Started by the National Safety Council, Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths
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  • Swing for Safe Teen Driving Golf Tournament

    On June 10th, 2019, Doug Herbert’s B.R.A.K.E.S Foundation will be hosting the Swing for Safe Teen Driving golf tournament at Oakland Hills Country Club in
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