Blogs

Aug
31
2012

The Teen Safe Driving Coalitions welcome Ohio

By DriveitHOME

The Teen Safe Driving Coalitions and the HEARTS Network would like to formally welcome the Ohio Teen Safe Driving Coalition. While this coalition has been working with NSC for a few years, it is now a part of the coalitions being supported by NSC and The Allstate Foundation. If you know a family or individual in Ohio affected by a crash involving a teen driver, consider sharing information about the HEARTS Network. We want to reach as many impacted individuals and advocates as we can to ensure families know they are not alone in their grief, and teens remain safe on our roads.

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Aug
31
2012

HEARTS training and webinars

By spmod_admin

HEARTS training and webinars

The HEARTS Network offers resources for families and individuals interested in engaging with the media, telling their personal story or working with lawmakers. We have speaker training and media training guides to help survivor advocates craft their personal stories and free webinars to offer further tips. All webinars are available at nsc.org/hearts under the Resources tab.

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Aug
30
2012

NJ Supreme Court’s decision to uphold “Kyleigh’s Law” gets plenty of press

By DriveitHOME

“Kyleigh’s Law” was passed in 2010 and requires teen drivers operating under Graduated Driver Licensing restrictions to affix a red decal to their license plates so law enforcement officers are able to better identify if teens are not complying with the state’s laws. “Kyleigh’s Law” has been hotly debated ever since its passage, but New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition Leader Pam Fischer strongly supported and championed the bill knowing it will save lives. Pam repeatedly noted that teen driving restrictions are in place to keep teens safe, not to single them out.

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Aug
30
2012

Become a stronger advocate through workshops

By DriveitHOME

For anyone considering sharing a personal story, the HEARTS Network wants to help you. The National Safety Council and FocusDriven – Advocates for Cell-Free Driving, are hosting a two-day workshop for advocates who want to learn how to:
•    Craft your story in meaningful ways that resonate with your audience
•    Discover how the media work and how to get your main point across during an interview
•    How to work with elected officials to get legislation introduced in your state
•    Engage and mobilize your community to keep everyone safe on the roads

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Aug
30
2012

Remembering Anthony

By DriveitHOME

Anthony Farrace was a 17-year-old boy from New Jersey who was killed in a crash in July 2007. Anthony had been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy, and he would have graduated this June. To remember their son, Anthony’s parents, John and Claudia, will be hosting the fundraiser, “Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars” from 6-10 p.m. EST on Sept. 15 aboard the USS New Jersey (BB62). All proceeds will benefit The Anthony J. Farrace Memorial Foundation, which John and Claudia established in Anthony’s honor.

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Aug
30
2012

Sharing HEARTS – consider sharing with us

By DriveitHOME

Thank you to all HEARTS members who have shared their personal stories with us. We are happy to tell your story as part of our profile series, Sharing HEARTS. Your stories add a human dimension to the statistics and serve as reminders that teen driving issues are real, and the need for change is urgent.

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Aug
28
2012

A teen’s perspective: One crash changes everything

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

August 10, 2012 was the day my driving behaviors changed forever. On my way home from work my car’s engine light turned on. I proceeded to turn into the nearest gas station. As I was pulling up to the gas pump, I saw a car backing up fast. Worried that the car would hit me, I slammed on my car’s horn. The other driver, who clearly wasn’t paying attention, ended up hitting the driver’s side of my vehicle.

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Aug
23
2012

A Teen’s Perspective – Nighttime Driving

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

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Aug
21
2012

Tim’s story

By DriveitHOME

At 16 years old, Diane Grabowski did not think her son, Tim Schiefelbein, was ready to drive or accept all the responsibilities that come with the privilege. Best to have her son wait another year, Diane thought. She would rather try to protect him.

After spending a year watching his friends drive, Tim got his license.

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Aug
16
2012

Ni-hao, Beijing

By DriveitHOME

Written by: Laura Saldivar

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