HEARTS Network

Nov
14
2014

Report: Teen License Plate Decals Work

By DriveitHOME

In May 2010, New Jersey became the first state to require new teen drivers to affix a red decal to their license plates. The decals help police identify teens who are driving under state provisions that limit high-risk behaviors, including driving with young passengers and driving at night. The law is called Kyleigh’s Law, and it was born from tragedy.

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Sep
17
2014

Personal Stories: Donovan Tessmer

By DriveitHOME

Donovan Tessmer was a 17-year-old standout student athlete. He had it all – college scholarship opportunities, a large group of friends and a strong family support system. In a split second, everything changed.

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Dec
24
2013

Remembering those we’ve lost

By DriveitHOME

One of my favorite things about the holidays is continuing the traditions that I shared with my family while growing up. My dad had a huge heart and taught me the importance of giving back. This Thanksgiving, I took my son Zachary to a local church to help feed those in our community. While I didn’t realize it at the time, I connected with my son in a way I never would have had it not been for my father’s life lesson. It warmed my heart to be able to honor my father in such a meaningful way and bond with my son while teaching him the importance of giving back.

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Nov
22
2013

Sharing HEARTS – Anthony Almonte, 16

By DriveitHOME

Through the HEARTS Network, the National Safety Council shares the stories of those whose lives have been impacted by crashes involving teen drivers.

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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

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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