HEARTS Network

Jul
25
2013

In our own words – Martha Tessmer

By DriveitHOME

Submitted by: Martha Tessmer

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Jun
14
2013

Father’s Day without a celebration

By DriveitHOME

On Sunday, June 16, millions of children will participate in family festivities to honor their fathers. The day will be filled with love and laughter, and memories will be made by many.

Sadly, some fathers won’t get to have that experience. For these fathers, the day will be spent reflecting on the past, on favorite memories that warm their hearts. For these dads, Father’s Day will never be the same.

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Jun
6
2013

Guest post: Instilling safe driving habits

By DriveitHOME

By: Charlene Sligting, National Safety Council

Charlene Sligting is the Victim Advocate for the National Safety Council. Charlene manages the HEARTS Network, which provides a national platform for victims of teen driving crashes who want to share their stories to help reduce crashes and keep teens safe behind the wheel. HEARTS, which stands for Honoring Everyone Affected, Rallying The Survivors, is managed by the National Safety Council and initiated in part by The Allstate Foundation.

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May
31
2013

Video: Tim’s story from driveithome.org

By DriveitHOME

Crashes involving teen drivers often leave lasting scars.

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May
28
2013

Sharing HEARTS – Cindy and Chelsea Murakami

By DriveitHOME

Cindy and Chelsea Murakami were as close as a mother and daughter could be. With nearly identical spirits, their bond was natural.

Cindy’s caring nature drew people to her instantly. She had a warm presence and a big heart, often volunteering as many as 40 hours a week to better the communities around Tampa, Fla., where she lived with Chelsea, her two sons, and her husband, Bruce.

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May
2
2013

Sharing HEARTS – Hunter’s story

By DriveitHOME

Hunter Clegg often went without his snack and lunch breaks, opting instead to help someone who truly needed it.

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May
2
2013

Hunter’s story

By DriveitHOME

Hunter had everything going for him. He was a popular, smart and athletic 14 year old who loved every minute of his life. Tragically, everything changed in a split second.

Hunter was one of several passengers riding with an inexperienced teen driver, who lost control of his vehicle while traveling on a winding mountain road. The vehicle crashed into a tree, and Hunter was killed instantly.

Watch Hunter’s story and remember those we’ve lost in preventable car crashes.

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Apr
24
2013

Pespectives on cell phone distracted driving: A family changed

By DriveitHOME

The Sligting family was changed forever when a teen driver distracted by her cell phone conversation ran a stop sign and struck John Sligting as he drove home from work on his motorcycle. Watch John’s daughters give a poignant account of what happened, and remember to put down your cell phone while driving.

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Mar
26
2013

In our own words – Cynthia Cooper

By DriveitHOME

Submitted by: Cynthia Cooper

My father, John Sligting, was a leader and someone who would stop and help others in need. I can also remember him getting down on the floor to play with my son and attending family functions and birthday parties. My father made sure his kids grew up with various experiences such as fishing, camping and playing mini-golf. We always knew he would be there if we needed anything.

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Mar
18
2013

From the NTSB blog: Stopping the senseless tragedies

By DriveitHOME

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.

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