December 8-9, 2019 (San Marcos, TX) – The Youth Transportation Safety Program hosts the Teens in the Driver Seat® Summit to unite and empower teens active in traffic safety service and outreach in their community.
Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for teens in the United States. 219 teens, ages 11 to 18, lost their lives in car crashes last year on Texas roads, and nearly half (46%) of them were passengers.
Teens in the Driver Seat® (TDS), a statewide injury prevention program focusing on teen motor vehicle crashes, helps students learn about the risks they face behind the wheel, supports them in spreading safe driving messages to their school and community, and empowers students to change the safety culture in a positive way. TDS hosts this Summit with expert presenters, educational workshops, and hands-on learning in hopes of developing traffic safety advocates for years to come.
The Texas Department of Transportation, Union Pacific Railroad, State Farm and General Motors have all joined the Youth Transportation Safety Program on its mission to saves lives and prevent injury among youth through education, empowerment, and peer-led outreach.
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