Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States and a leading cause of death in countries around the world. Youth-led campaigns like Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) promote safe teen driving through a peer-to-peer model.
We are pleased to announce a new partnership with uBack during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month! Please support us through the uBack app and help us unleash youth creativity to impact youth traffic safety issues through our Youth Correspondents program!
This year, NOYS will be highlighting four areas of youth traffic safety–one each week during the month of May. We want to thank our partners and sponsors of our weekly educational campaigns, including the FIA Foundation, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), with our special appreciation for the support of Youth Traffic Safety Weekly Campaigns.
- The week of May 1st: Kickoff on Talking with a Young Driver
- The week of May 8th: Speeding
- The week of May 15th: Drunk Driving
- The week of May 22nd: Nighttime Driving – SYLVANIA Automotive’s Press Release
- The week of May 29th: Drowsy Driving
Look for our weekly guest blogs on our home page!
NOYS is pleased to co-host a GYTSM Youth Kickoff Event with NTSB and Prince George’s County Police Department!
Last year, we had a great event with NTSB at Freedom High School in Chantilly, VA promoting teen safe driving. Thank you to the many youth and members for promoting and following along with the #1goodchoice twitter chat. Check out our Storify piece for a quick review!
GYTSM Teen Action Guide
The guide is a great resource and contains data on teen driver crashes, sample projects and promotional materials. Click here for the Teen Action Guide.
GYTSM Social Media Toolkit
The Social Media Toolkit is available. The toolkit includes 10 easy ways to get involved in Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, as well as sample tweets and Facebook posts.
View and share the GYTSM infographic. From never driving under the influence and buckling up every time you are in the car, to walking and biking defensively, these are the basic steps to becoming a #TrafficSafeYouth.
Voices of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
In May 2015, the NOYS blog featured a new guest post spotlighting members, colleagues and friends of NOYS who are making a difference for teen traffic safety.
History of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) was formed in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to support the United Nations 2007 Global Road Safety Week. It was originally called National Youth Traffic Safety Month, but in 2011, the campaign grew to become a global effort and was rebranded as Global Youth Traffic Safety Month.
GYTSM is an annual campaign held each May, which encourages youth organizations to engage in traffic safety projects in their local communities. The campaign offers a toolkit for ideas on projects, and youth are empowered to create unique ways to address teen driver safety.