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You’re heading to the movies with your friend and suddenly the car jerks into another lane. You look over from your Snapchat account and realize he’s not paying attention because his favorite song just came on and he’s playing air guitar. What do you do? Yell at him? Grab the wheel? Punch him?
Actually, none of these are suggested. Over-reacting in a dangerous situation can make it worse by causing the driver to over-correct the vehicle. What you should do is get the driver’s attention quickly, but not in a way that may make them nervous or anxious.
I am involved in Teens in the Driver Seat because, as a student, am concerned about the people in our town and am interested in making a change at our school.
Ride With Me is a teen-to-parent initiative to help reduce teen crashes. This pilot program is available in California and Texas high schools and requires a TDS team to present set materials to a group of parents and provide feedback to TDS on the outcome of the delivery.
Catch the CRZY! is a 9-week activity (3 weeks to complete a pre-observation, 3 weeks of messaging, and 3 weeks to complete a post-observation) to help curb dangerous teen driving habits in your community. In the fall we take on seat belts and in the spring, it’s distracted driving. Observations are done to get a picture of the problem and again to see if your team made a difference. It’s CRZY fun and your team gets rewarded with a gift card for completing everything! PARTY!
Teens in the Driver Seat® is a peer-to-peer safety program for America's youth. Too many teens are dying. Car crashes kill more young people than any other cause, accounting for nearly half of all teen deaths in America each year. Over 3,000 U.S. teens die each year in car crashes; that's the equivalent of a commercial jet loaded with teenagers crashing once every other week for an entire year. On a per-mile driven basis, teens are far more likely to die in a car crash than more experienced drivers. The majority of ...More about the program>