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There Oughta Be a {Better} Law!

There Oughta Be a {Better} Law!

Florida family demands tougher laws on texting & driving in Florida after son's death. On November 7th, 2014, a distracted driver killed 19-year-old Anthony Branca.  "He was killed because someone else chose to make driving less than important," ...

An Open Letter to Ellen

Dear Ellen, My name is Lora Branca, I’m 42 years old and I live in Tallahassee, Florida. Having watched your show for quite sometime now, I have always been a fan of you and your remarkably positive outlook on life. No matter what, you seem to f ...

Tribute to Anthony’s Life – by Oliver Cruz

This video was created by Oliver Cruz, a teen from Winter Haven, Florida whom we had the pleasure of meeting during the 2016 Teen Safe Driving Leadership Academy. Oliver heard Anthony's story and was inspired to create a video in honor of Anthony. ...

2016 Teen Safe Driving Presentation

2016 Teen Safe Driving Presentation

The Anthony Phoenix Branca Foundation presented during the 2016 Teen Safe Driving Leadership Academy, held in St. Petersburg, Florida, and hosted by the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition and Florida SADD. As a guest speaker, Demetrius Branca sh ...

APB Foundation Sets Sights on Leadership Academy

APB Foundation Sets Sights on Leadership Academy

The APB Foundation is hitting the road to spread awareness on the consequences of distracted driving, #BecauseAnthony! Team APB has been hard at work, preparing for the 2016 Leadership Academy, held in St. Petersburg, Florida from June 13th-16th. Th ...

Distracted Driving is Claiming Lives

By: Mike Vasilinda April 19, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- More than 39,000 people were injured in Florida last year after being involved in a distracted driving crash. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and distracted driving is claimi ...

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