Seat Belts Save
Seat Belts Save is a national high school challenge designed to increase teen seat belt usage by educating youth about the dangers of riding in a car without wearing a seat belt.
The Seat Belts Save challenge is offered once a year in the fall. Registration for the 2017 challenge is open from September 1st – October 15th. Schools who demonstrate significant improvement in seat belt use rates and/or host educational activities deemed the most creative are eligible to win national recognition and prizes of up to $1,500. Students who participate gain experience in event planning and project management, and get to be a part of a national effort to increase seat belt use among their peers.
Youth Correspondents & Youth Correspondent Advisors
Youth Correspondents (YCs) build digital portfolios to support national campaigns on issues of importance to the youth population. Campaign topics for 2015-2016 included Drunk Driving Prevention, Safe Walking, Slow Down and Stop Speeding, Speak Up Against Bullying, and Suicide Prevention.
Youth Correspondent Advisors make up the leadership team of the Youth Correspondents. Working with NOYS staff and small teams of YCs, Advisors have access to exclusive leadership training and professional development opportunities, enhancing their skills in team leadership and project management. Advisors participate in a mandatory 3 day training in DC in the fall (all expenses paid).
The Cooper Tire & Rubber Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cooper Tire, has partnered with the National Organizations for Youth Safety to promote driver and tire safety among teens and young adults, ages 15 to 25, through a new program called “Tread Wisely.” At the center of “Tread Wisely” is a tire character who delivers important safety information with a dose of humor and a positive, proactive approach designed to appeal to teens and young adults. The program involves young people in the process of educating and motivating their peers to take important safety measures: “Listen to Your Tires: Tread Wisely!”Read More
Interactive Traffic Safety Lab
This year, NOYS is hosting a Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab on October 16, 2017 at Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744 (just 10 minutes from Washington, DC). So save this date and join us as we empower teens who are changing behavior through peer-to-peer education. Registration is now open! Click here to REGISTER.
Help us promote the Lab on social media with the hashtag #TrafficSafetyLab
Many thanks to our 2016 Interactive Lab Sponsors!
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
May, youth and traffic safety advocates from across the country unite during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month to focus on the prevention of car crashes, the leading cause of death for teenagers.
In 2015, NOYS hosted a Voices of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month blog series, highlighting the work of our members, partners, and youth to combat car crashes. Read incredible stories from some of our celebrated youth safety champions as shared on the NOYS blog.
Reality Check is designed to inspire conversations between teens and adults on the dangers of underage drinking and driving. State-based fact sheets on underage drinking and driving trends are also available.