Teen driver safety isn’t just about gaining experience behind the wheel. Teens need to make positive decisions. Refraining from drinking and driving is one of the best decisions a driver of any age can make. The Successful Community Programs Impacting Teen Traffic Safety workshop at the annual Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities in Denver offered a few examples of how parents can talk to their teens about safe driving – and steering clear of alcohol.
The “Speak Now” campaign is part of the Colorado Prevention Partnership for Success (CPPS) statewide initiative focused on implementing evidence-based substance abuse prevention practices, policies and approaches that build local and state prevention infrastructure in Colorado. The campaign aims to urge parents and guardians to speak to teens about the dangers of underage drinking resulting in eliminating or at least reducing the binge drinking disparity among teenage youth statewide.
Watch this video about attending post-prom parties to see how this program is reaching teens with its message: