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NOYS Youth Interactive Safety Lab

Monday, October 21, 2019, 9:30am-1:30pm

NOYS will hold the next Youth Interactive Safety Lab on October 21, 2019. Join us as we empower teens who are changing behavior through peer-to-peer education. Teens will have the opportunity to experience hands-on activities at an outdoor venue to relay information about: Distractions, Drug-Impairment, Mental Health, Careers in STEM, Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety, Seat Belt Usage, Sharing the Road, Teen Passengers, and Work Zones!

For sponsorship opportunities and information about free exhibit space for NOYS members,  contact April Rai at arai@NOYS.org.

Please note that we will require signed consent forms from all Lab participants, and guests under the age of 18 signed by their parent or legal guardian prior to attending the Lab. 

Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab Archives:

In 2017 NOYS welcomed First Lady of Maryland Yumi Hogan to the Interactive Traffic Safety Lab. Ms. Hogan implored young drivers to “Park the phone” while driving and arrive safely!

ABC news covered the event: Watch ABC news coverage here.

Cooper Tire & Rubber showcased the Tread Wisely campaign with 3 steps to tire safety demonstration and tire toss; UHAUL brought their safe trailering demonstrator to show proper load distribution, Maryland Auto Insurance brought their distracted driving simulator and Smart Drive USA showcased their SmartCart & SmartCycle course!

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors Cooper Tire & Rubber, Toyota, Maryland Auto Insurance, UHAUL and Driving-Tests.Org!

Check Out the Recap Video!


In 2016, NOYS held an Interactive Traffic Safety Lab in partnership with Put on the B.R.A.K.E.S. Held at Rosecroft Raceway, right outside of Washington, DC, over 100 students from the surrounding area had the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in driver, passenger, pedestrian, and tire safety. A teen-led press conference was also held on site, hosted by several of NOYS Youth Correspondents who talked about youth traffic safety and why it is important to them.

Former NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert, who lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash in January of 2008, founded Put on the B.R.A.K.E.S. to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving. Teens at the Lab were offered the opportunity to participate in a B.R.A.K.E.S. pro-active training course to helps new drivers learn about crash avoidance, skid recovery, and other important behind-the-wheel skills. Check out our archives of this fun and informative day!

Special thanks to Cooper Tires, State Farm, Sylvania, Driving-tests.org, and Papa Johns for sponsoring the Lab.

  • 2016 Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab

Teen Safe Driving Summit Archives:

In 2015, NOYS held a Teen Safe Driving Summit where youth from across the country gathered to learn how to engage their peers, parents, community members, and policymakers in education about distracted driving and traffic safety among teens.

But the engagement didn’t stop with one event. Youth Leadership Teams (comprised of two youth and an advisor) returned to their respective states and committed to hosting local education events and campaigns throughout the year in promotion of teen safe driving. One popular such event is the Safest Summer Ever rally, focusing on changing teen driver behavior during the deadliest months on the road: June, July, and August. Check out our archives and some of the events that took place in the Teams’ home towns!

Special thanks to State Farm, Toyota, U-Haul, The Wireless Foundation, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR), National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving (NFTSF), Conor Lynch Foundation, Driving-tests.org, and Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) for sponsoring this Summit.