In light of the recent teen-related car crashes in Ohio, Texas and Illinois, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman posted her thoughts on protecting our most vulnerable drivers on her blog, NTSB Safety Compass. For all of the success we’ve had and the lives we’ve saved, Hersman writes, our work is far from over.
If you live in Ohio, Texas or Illinois and want to get involved in efforts to reduce teen car crashes, please consider joining a Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Coalitions in Ohio, Texas and Illinois work at the grassroots level to educate parents, teens, community members, teachers, driver’s education instructors and lawmakers about the proven principles of Graduated Driver Licensing.
If you or someone you love has been impacted by a crash involving a teen driver, consider joining the HEARTS Network. HEARTS – Honoring Everyone Affected, Rallying The Survivors – is a nationwide organization that provides a platform for survivor advocates to share their stories in the hope of effecting change. Visit nsc.org/hearts or email [email protected] for more information.