What is distracted driving?
Did you know that traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for American teens? And when it comes to distracted driving, young people are among the most likely to text and talk behind the wheel.
Don't become a statistic. Here's how you can keep yourself and others safe when you're out on the road. Read more here.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Environmental Factors and Driver Behaviors in Teen Driver Crashes
963,000 drivers ages 16-19 were involved in police-reported motor vehicle crashes in 2013, which resulted in 383,000 injuries and 2,865 deaths. Understanding the causes and contributing factors of teen driver crashes is necessary to develop effective solutions to reduce teen driver crash risk. Read more here.
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month May 2015
Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States and a leading cause of death in countries around the world. Youth-led campaigns like Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) promote safe teen driving through a peer-to-peer model. Read more here.
Just a few seconds—not a very long amount of time. Yet, when you’re behind a steering wheel and your eyes leave the road—that one single second can change your life and the lives of countless others. One second is all it takes to be distracted.
When you are driving—it should not be a secondary task, it should be the only task. EndDD.org (End Distracted Driving) was established to raise awareness and generate action against the epidemic of distracted driving. It was created by the parents of Casey Feldman, Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson, after the death of their daughter, Casey Feldman in 2009. Read more here.
An easy win: Strong GDL laws maximize benefits
It's been nearly two decades since graduated driver licensing (GDL) programs began to take hold in the U.S., and these novice driver laws have proved extremely successful in reducing fatal crashes among teenagers. Still, many laws could be better. At least 10 states could more than halve or nearly halve their rate of fatal crashes among 15-17 year-olds if they adopted the five strongest GDL provisions, IIHS estimates. Read more here.
May is National Youth Traffic Safety Month!
The Allstate Foundation and the National Association
of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) have partnered to increase youth safety and
promote teen safe driving. This is an important time to focus on teen driving safety with events
surrounding the end of the school year including prom and graduation. Read more here.
Can virtual reality convince teen drivers to ditch distractions?
Toyota's distracted driving simulator, on display at the New York International Auto Show, uses Oculus Rift glasses to show users just how hard it can be to drive safely while you're distracted. See the video here.
Don’t Wait Until You Are in Line at the DMV to Have This Conversation
Here’s a sampling of some of the questions your teenager will be expected to answer to get a driver’s permit in most states:
What does an eight-sided sign mean?
At an intersection with a four-way stop, which driver can go first?
Do you want to be an organ donor?
See more here.
ADTSEA Conference 2015 North Carolina July 12 - 15, 2015
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The 59th Annual ADTSEA Conference “Driving Toward Excellence” will be held July 12 – 15, 2015 in Raleigh, NC. You can reserve your room at the Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown by calling (919) 872-2323 or 1-800-445-8667. You can also make online reservations here. When making your reservations, request the ADTSEA conference hotel rate of $109.00 per night. Please check the events page often for updates on the 2015 ADTSEA Conference. Early Bird Registration ends 6/1/15.
2015 Annual Teen Leadership Conference July 10th – 13th, 2015 in Raleigh, NC
The National Student Safety Program Annual Teen Leadership Training Conference invites teens from across the nation to share their peer education activities and projects, learn about new ideas and campaigns they can conduct in their schools and communities, and enjoy a memorable conference experience! This year’s conference is titled “Safety in My Mind”.
For more information visit the NSSP website here.
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