National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Our month dedicated to youth traffic safety is almost over, but we wanted to share some information from the National Organizations for Youth Safety website
so that the message about teen traffic safety extends beyond the month!
"For teens, spring and summer months represent a time of fun, freedom and excitement. This celebratory season includes prom, graduation, and vacation. Unfortunately, this is also a deadly time of the year for some teens, when they get behind the wheel and engage in unsafe behavior like texting, participating in underage drinking and driving, speeding, and simply not paying attention.
Sadly, automobile crashes continue to be the #1 cause of death and injuries for teens in the U.S.
Many of these crashes are preventable. National Youth Safety Month
is held each May to help spread traffic safety awareness in an effort to change this startling statistic. During National Youth Traffic Safety Month 2010 teens will learn traffic safety tactics that empower and encourage them to drive safely. Click here
to learn more about what you can do to make your voices heard!
Teens across the country are working to help change this statistic by participating in National Youth Traffic Safety Month
. Partnering in their communities with community leaders, medical professionals, educators, law enforcement, and legislative leaders youth are developing and implementing projects and programs to raise their voices for safe teen driving
. Through funding support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and The Allstate Foundation National Organizations for Youth Safety offers youth the opportunity to submit their projects for awards and funding support.
Participating is easy! Teens must form a team in their community and create a traffic safety proposal describing how they will spread safe driving
messages through activism in their school and community. For project ideas, statistics, and safe driving facts review the NYTSM toolkit to help make the team’s proposal as appealing and informative as possible. Get involved!
Entry deadline is May 31, 2010.
Share the journey! 20 teams are currently participating in the 2010 Act Out Loud contest sponsored by The Allstate Foundation as part of National Youth Traffic Safety Month. Check out their projects andCast your vote! Online voting opens May 10, 2010 and continues through May 21, 2010 to determine the grand prize winner that will receive the $10,000 grand prize! www.actoutloud.org
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Make some NOYS! The National Road Safety Foundation partnered with NOYS to empower youth to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) addressing a youth traffic safety concern. Check out and share the youth created PSA "Redo" at Coming Soon (released April 29) and share with others the message of 'Redo'."
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