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Celebrate My Drive Program Schools

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The Celebrate My Drive contest might have ended, but the fight to stop the #1 killer of teens continues!

Quit turkey-ing around and drive safely!

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Pass the cranberry sauce! Remember, the holiday season is more dangerous than any other time of year for many reasons.

The Biggest Risk – Nighttime Driving

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The time changes on November 2. Driving at night is the single biggest risk factor for teen drivers. This is due to visibility challenges, fatigue and driver inexperience. Here are some facts you should know and tips to help you stay safe behind the wheel at night.

How Not To Be A Scary Driver This Halloween

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Dude! Halloween is on a Friday this year. Bags of candy, crazy costumes and late night horror movies, it’s going to be EPIC! But that also means every kid and their moms are going to be out on the streets tonight. It’s going to be packed everywhere. So let’s run through some quick and easy tips so you can help baby goblins safe.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Gear up for National Teen Driver Safety Week from October 19 through 25 and earn TDS Cup points while helping drivers become safer.

Halloween Hustle to Benefit Nickel From Nicole

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

On October 26 a run/walk will be held to benefit Nickel From Nicole. The Halloween Hustle event will be held in the McKinney, Texas area and will include events for the entire family. Visit https://www.NickelFromNicole.com/Halloween_Hustle.html to find out more and to participate.

Norfolk Receives the National Safety Council 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Norfolk High School JOOI Club and a local Trooper just returned from San Diego where they accepted the National Safety Council’s 2014 Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award for their continued efforts to support safe driving.

Educator and TDS Sponsor, Laura Rizo, Joins Teens in the Driver Seat!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

“It’s not always easy leaving a profession behind where you feel you made a difference in young people’s lives, but I did such in hopes that my students would grow up to be successful when they graduated. Here I am as a new member of the Teens in the Driver Seat Program in San Antonio and enjoying every minute of it.”

Teens in the Driver Seat Jr. High Program Targets Pre-Driving Teens

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Before they can drive a car themselves, younger teens can play a significant role in promoting safe driving by their older peers. They can even remind their parents what it means to be a model driver for their children by promoting safe driving as a passenger who depends on the driver to keep them safe.

Celebrate My Drive 2014!

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Join the Teen Driving Safety celebration! Celebrate My Drive, powered by State Farm, encourages teens to make positive choices as they start driving. High Schools and students ages 14+ will unite their communities to generate support for their schools by making safe driving commitments from October 15-24. Grant opportunities: $3.25 Million in grants will be awarded to 100 winning high schools!

All About the TDS Cup

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Happy new school year and TDS year! While many of you may not associate this with a happy time, Teens in the Driver Seat wants to give you a little something to look forward to and maybe help you ease into the new school year: the Teens in the Driver Seat Cup. #HolyGrail #Legit #Winning

New Study: “Other Drivers” Are a Bigger Threat on the Road

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Study suggests that most drivers thing they’re not the real problem. Three-fourths of Texas drivers in a recent survey say they have talked on a cell phone behind the wheel within the past month, about the same number as those who reported speeding.

Teen advocates, federal agency & law enforcement focus on truck crashes

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Nearly 4,000 people die nationwide each year in crashes involving large commercial trucks or buses. Many of those people are young, inexperienced drivers who don’t understand the dangers they and their passengers face every day on the road.

Participate in TxDOT’s Annual Teen Click It or Ticket

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Texas schools have the opportunity to participate with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to educate your friends about seat belts during the annual Teen Click It or Ticket. It’s easy to participate and an important message to get out since teens are the most likely to NOT wear their seat belts and seat belts save thousands of lives each year.