In 2009, crashes involving teen drivers killed more than 5,600 people (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). Youths aged 15 to 20 represented only 6% of licensed drivers, but 19% of U.S. fatalities were related to these young drivers. Each crash victim has a story and family, friends and communities that struggle to understand and move through the pain. HEARTS is a community of these individuals and families and provides a forum for survivors to voice their stories and also work towards teen driving safety awareness.
Anyone who has lost a loved one, suffered an injury or been otherwise affected by a crash involving a teen driver is invited to join, share their stories and help prevent future loss by raising awareness, changing behaviors, educating communities and giving a face and human dimension to the statistics of teen crashes. Members have no obligation and their level of involvement is their personal choice. Simply being part of HEARTS says your life has changed and teen driving behaviors need to change, too.
HEARTS is funded by the National Safety Council and The Allstate Foundation. Learn more>