Register for Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit
Registration is now open for the 2014 Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit.
The National Summit (Oct 20) features keynote speakers and breakout sessions on issues of relevance to teen distracted driving. The full set of Summit training days (Oct 18-21) will equip participating youth and advisors with tools and resources for hosting their own state and local summits.
NOYS has a room block available at the Washington Court Hotel. Make your
reservations today by clicking here. Room block closes September 20.
Youth & Advisor Participant Registration: Training Days & Summit (Oct. 18-21)
Individual Participant Registration for Summit Day Only (Oct. 20)
Questions about the Summit? Contact NOYS at 571-367-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feature Interview with Author Tim Hollister
A new publication, "NOYS Q&A" was launched in June 2014 and features a youth interview of a prominent expert from the field of youth safety.
Emma Canfield, NOYS intern, recently caught up with Tim Hollister, author of "Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving." Emma and Tim covered a number of topics, from Graduated Drivers License laws and distracted driving to driver's ed programs.
"It's been found that 60% of teen crashes occur during the four-month span from May to August. That's because during these months there is more 'joy-riding,' which is multiple teens in a car with no particular reason to be in the car other than for recreation. This situation is where we see the most peer pressure, misconduct, and distracted driving," Tim explained.
Check out the rest of what Tim had to say! Download the interview.
New Phone Number
The NOYS office has a new phone number: 571-367-7171. Please update your records.
Report on Effective Teen Seat Belt Programs
More than half of teen drivers killed in 2012 were not wearing seat belts. A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) and The Allstate Foundation highlights effective teen seat belt programs in 12 states and examines the important components of each program. Read the full report: Getting It To Click! Connecting Teens and Seat Belts.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety
Driver Distraction Research
The Journal of Adolescent Health has released a new report, "Driver Distraction: A Perennial but Preventable Public Health Threat to Adolescents."
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month: 196 countries, billions of people, one goal - U.S. Dept of Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation announces Global Youth Traffic Safety Month