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Global Youth Traffic Safety Month™
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Act Out Loud® 2012

Act Out Loud is a teen-led high school competition encouraging youth to raise their voices in their school and communities for stronger teen driving safety laws.  Act Out Loud is sponsored by NOYS and The Allstate Foundation.

Over 300 high school teams competed for the grand prize of $10,000!  Find a team near you at 2012 Winners Announced!  Click here to see the winning teams.

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Stop the Texts Day

The National Highway  Transportation Safety Administration and The Ad Council have teamed up to create Stop The Texts Day on May 1, 2012.  To learn more about this campaign and find resources to help promote the day, visit

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Youth Making NOYS Across the USA!

NOYS and Bridgestone are encouraging high schools around the nation to participate in hosting community rallies to show support of youth driver safety. Our goal is to have high schools host youth-led rallies, including activities and encourage peers to sign pledges supporting Global Youth Traffic Safety Month.  Rallies were held at the following schools on May 8.  Each school did a great job, check out some pictures and what they did to have a successful rally.  

Bishop McNamara
Forestville, MD

Dubiski Career High School
Grand Prairie, TX

Harry D. Jacobs High School
Algonquin, IL

Mountain View High School
Meridian, ID

Roy C. Ketchum
Wappinger Falls, NY

Tustin High School
Tustin, CA

West Johnston High School
Benson, NC

Check out the rally report from all seven rallies!

Distracted Driving Design Challenge

US DOT has created the Distracted Driving Design Challenge!

DOT is inviting high school students to help spread the word on distracted driving by designing a creative icon that can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social networking sites.

We’re looking for icons that send a clear message: cell phones and driving don’t mix. 

This is your chance to make your voice heard and help keep our roads safe for your family, your friends, and yourself.  So, get creative – design an eye-catching graphic that you’d be proud to show off on your favorite social network. 

If your design is selected, we’ll feature it on as part of the official DOT campaign against distracted driving.

Accept the Challenge! 

View the Press Release

Million Messages in May

Beginning at 12:00 am midnight on May 1st in every time zone, and continuing
throughout the entire month of May. Kick start the message campaign in high
gear on May 1 with the Stop The Text Day project, presented by the Ad Council
and NHTSA starting at 9 am EDT on May 1, 2012!


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NOYS/CDC Traffic Safety Leaders 2012 College Scholarships Announced!

This scholarship was established to recognize youth who have taken the lead to address traffic safety as they pursue their post-secondary education.  This scholarship provides awards for U.S. high school students who are currently high school Juniros or Seniors planning to attend a two-year or four-year college or university and continue their efforts to address traffic safety.  Three scholarships are available.  Two (2) $1,000 and one (1) $500 scholarship are awarded to the following students:


Elliot Johnson, South Dakota

Hannah Walters, Georgia


Jessica Holland, North Carolina

Click here to read about these amazing students and what they have done in their communities and schools to address traffic safety.

Project Yellow Light Winner!


Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change. As an applicant you have one clear mission: encourage other teens to develop and embrace safe driving habits. Specifically – don’t text and drive.

Katherine Duffy won this year's competition with her short animation depicting the dangers of texting and driving.