Respect The Journey!

Tyler Presnell has dedicated his life and made it his mission to educate the public on the epidemic of disrespectful driving and its tragic consequences. This passion has led to the start-up of the Tyler Presnell Foundation, a non-profit organization with a goal of prevention through education and awareness.

The Foundation is not only dedicated to education and awareness, but also committed to rewarding the actions of individuals who make a difference in combating this horrific trend on our streets and highways. Tyler wishes to communicate the need for respect and love to everyone he comes across, and to shine a light on the needless and senseless nature of these all to common and tragic events.

Respect for driving and common courtesy on the road shows that you care not only about your life, but also for the lives of the innocent people around you. It also shows that you care for time… Something so powerful and controlling, something that has always been and always will be, yet something that we show little respect for.

Let Tyler come open your minds to a whole new way of life! If you have been affected by an unsafe driving act and need assistance, or would like to schedule Tyler for one of his powerful and life changing presentations, please contact us through this website, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

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“I was at your talk today at legacy medical driving class. I was so inspired by how you are living your life. Thank you for putting yourself out there. What you are doing does change lives. Just your presence and energy changed the entire course of the class today. When you have a rough day, I hope you remember that.”
~ Eve — Portland, Oregon1/24/2015
“Hi Tyler! Wanted to drop in and say thank you again for speaking at my school! Your story is so inspiring. You’re so strong and brave! Every time I feel weak/defeated, I think of your story. You truly inspired me. Thank you again!”
~ Kay – Riddle, Oregon 8/26/2014

“My name is Sarah and I am a junior at Service. I attended the conference at the Hilton in Anchorage, Alaska last week and had the pleasure of hearing you speak. You have touched the lives of countless people and changed so many lives in a good way. You have my eternal respect. And sympathy with the forever asleep leg feeling. You are the most positive, raw, and inspiring person I’ve met! People can only hope to be and do as much good as you. If you ever need a volunteer or extra hand for any kind of project or fundraiser, I would love to help.”
~ Sarah – Anchorage, Alaska 3/27/2014

“A few months ago I got a speeding ticket and had the opportunity to take a high risk driving course to drop the ticket. Tyler Presnell told his story and instantly became my biggest inspiration. I am so happy to see he is doing such amazing things and educating people about his story. Everybody should see a presentation by him at least once. Especially parents and new drivers! Thank you Tyler!”
~ Brianna – Portland, OR 3/24/2014

“Ever since you came to the school I often remember your message and think of what I can do to make someone’s day better. Please never stop giving speeches at schools for teens. Your message is powerful and inspiring and I’m so glad I got to meet you for that split second after your message. Thanks for everything.”
~ Sam – South Umpqua High, Myrtle Creek, OR 3/21/2014

“Hey Tyler, I really wanted to thank you so much for the speech you gave at my class tonight. You’re the most inspirational and real speaker I’ve ever heard”.
~ Caden – Big John’s Driving School, Vancouver, WA 1/30/2014

“Thank you very much for coming to our school and sharing your stories with us. You really made me twice about my life… That I should be thankful for my family and health. You were an inspiration to me! Also… I could tell that everyone loved how you made the presentation entertaining with your humor. Thank you for fighting through the pain. God Bless!”.
~ Karina – Flowing Wells High School, Tucson, AZ 10/25/2013
“I met you today at Big Johns and I have to say you are the most inspirational speaker that I have ever met. You inspired me to do so much more. Hearing your stories made me realize that life is very valuable and fragile. I will live every day of my life thinking about today. You are an amazing person and I’m glad I got to meet you! My prayers go to you and your family!”.
~ Christopher – Big Johns Driving School, Vancouver, WA 9/2013
“Tyler did a wonderful job and really had a positive and profound impact on our kids. They were talking about Tyler all throughout the day. We had a safe prom. We checked the door very carefully for signs of alcohol and drug use and were not able to detect any. Kids were bright eyed an bushy tailed throughout the evening and had a great time”.
~ John – Assistant Principle at Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego, OR 4/29/2013
“Thank you so much for coming to our school (Lakeridge High School) today! I was touched by your ability to silence an entire room full of high schoolers. Most speakers do not have the power nor the ability to keep them interested. Your story was brutal, but yet you survived it and are now helping to make a difference to teens that may not understand the dangers of driving reckless. I do… not have my drivers license, nor permit and do not wish to have one anytime soon. I have been teased for not wanting to have one, but I do not care about what they may say about me. Thank you for having the courage to tell your story but also for giving us the strength to speak up when needed”.
~ June – Lakeridge High School, Lake Oswego, OR 4/28/2013
“Last night was prom. Everyone went to party after. I was “uncool” for not going to get drunk. I was also deemed “stupid” for not getting a ride home. I refused to get into the car because the driver was highly intoxicated. I remember you coming to our school. Thank you”.
~ Celeste – West Grand High School, Kremmling, CO 4/14/2013
“You were so amazing! I will never forget the things you spoke about. So many people took positive things away from your speech that I know will stick with them for life. Thank you!!!”.
~ Josie – Conifer High School, Conifer, CO 2013
“Hey Tyler. I’m Zack, I just saw you in class, and I want you to know, you have changed my life! Seriously. I don’t know if you understand how much you’ve touched my heart and soul. You are the most inspiring person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I’m not one to cry easily but you had me choking up and about ready to ball. But the good kind, you know? I can honestly say I love what you do and what you stand for and I think you are the most amazing person on this planet (shy of my mother). Thank you so much for never giving up, and pushing through all the pain and everything. I feel so blessed that I got the chance today to hear you. You have made me so much more thankful for everything in life”.
~ Zach – Big John’s Driving School, Vancouver, WA 8/24/2012