Teen Safe Driving Coalitions

Aug
27
2013

Guest post: 18 and licensed, but still at risk

By DriveitHOME

Pam Fischer is the leader of the New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition. Pam writes a blog about teen driving issues for Patch.com websites throughout New Jersey. Here is her Aug. 18 post about her 18-year-old son receiving his unrestricted driver’s license.

 

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Aug
1
2013

Report: Why teens are delaying licensure

By DriveitHOME

We know Graduated Driver Licensing systems save lives. Numerous studies have shown a correlation between GDL and the decreased number of crashes involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers. However, studies examining the effects of GDL on 18- and 19-year-old drivers have produced conflicting results.

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Jul
25
2013

In our own words – Martha Tessmer

By DriveitHOME

Submitted by: Martha Tessmer

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May
7
2013

Nominate today for our Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award!

By DriveitHOME

Do you know an individual or organization dedicated to teen driver safety? Nominate them for our prestigious 2013 Teen Safe Driving Leadership Award!

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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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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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Mar
26
2013

GDL Made Simple – California (video)

By DriveitHOME

Graduated Driver Licensing is a long name for a simple, life-saving system. To explain the proven principles of GDL, the 11 Teen Safe Driving Coalitions produced GDL Made Simple videos with a breakdown of each state’s laws. Here is California’s:

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Mar
22
2013

Fischer: Friends are fatal and parents should be involved

By DriveitHOME

In her latest blog post for The Caldwells Patch, New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition Leader Pam Fischer expressed her anger and sadness over the recent string of fatal teen car crashes in the U.S. Fischer also discussed Drive it Home, the new parent education initiative from the National Safety Council.

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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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Mar
14
2013

Have you watched Donovan’s story?

By DriveitHOME

Donovan was a promising, popular teen who wanted to play college football. He and four other teens were driving home from a movie theater when the 17-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle. Donovan passed away in the ensuing crash; the other four teens survived. In this video, Donovan’s friends talk about the crash that took his life and the importance of safe teen driving.

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