“Most of My friends are distracted by their phones and that can be very dangerous while driving.”
Kaylen Leija, Age 16
Q: Why are you involved in the Teens in the Driver Seat® program and what do you like most about being a part of the team?
A: I am involved in the Teens in the Driver Seat program because I want to help spread the importance of safe driving. Something I like most about being a part of the team would be the difference it can make in a person’s life.
Q: If you could change one thing about the way your friends drive or ride in the car, what would it be?
A: One thing I would change about the way my friends drive or ride in the car would be distracted driving. Most of them are distracted by their phones and that can be very dangerous while driving. I would encourage them to leave it aside for a while or put it somewhere where it would not draw their attention.
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: In five years, I see myself in school working for my degree and volunteering in my community.
Q: What do you do now or what would you like to do in the future to #bethechange?
A: Something I would like to do in the future to be the change would be to share positivity. I would like to make others smile and make a difference in their life and make it a little brighter.
Q: What would you say to inspire other teens to care more about safe driving/traffic safety?
A: I would inspire other teens to care more about safe driving/traffic safety by encouraging and speaking to them about the risks it could cause. They could hurt others/themselves. I would explain to them the importance of safe driving/traffic safety. I would promote and engage in safe driving habits.