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Spotlight on Youth Leadership Team from Ohio

Fifteen Youth Leadership Teams and ten Peer Mentors are currently planning the 2014 National Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit, and you are invited to attend! Summit participants learn how to engage their peers, parents, and policymakers around the dangers of distracted driving.

We are currently in the process of featuring the 2014 Youth Leadership Teams and their mentors. The second team we are highlighting is from Gahanna, Ohio. You can learn more about the Summit and get to know all the teams here.

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Team Number Two:
Kari Brown & Rebecca Whatley

Gahanna Lincoln High School
Gahanna, Ohio


Kari is a senior who is active in theater, choir, dance, YouthLife and her church youth group. She plans to major in film in college and wants to use this training to produce segments that will help prevent distracted driving accidents. Rebecca is also a senior and is involved in the vocal and instrumental music programs at school, in addition to theater and her church youth ministry. Kari and Rebecca lost their friend Sydnee to a distracted driving accident in October 2013. They want to teach people in their community about how dangerous it is to text while driving.

If you are interested in learning more about the work of Kari and Rebecca in Ohio, contact NOYS.
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Stuarts Draft High School senior
2014-2015 SADD Student Leadership Council 
Stuarts Draft, VA


Katie is a high school senior, a varsity cheerleader, and an advocate for teen safety. She worked as an intern for NOYS in the summer of 2014 and plans to attend George Mason University in the fall of 2015. Katie enjoys being a leader and building team work among her peers.

Check out all of our 2014-2015 Peer Mentors here.

Register for Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit

Car crashes are the #1 killer of youth in the United States. What are we doing about that?

Join us for the 2014 Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit and find out! Registration is now open.

Teen leaders from nearly 20 states will gather to learn how to engage their peers, parents, and policymakers in education about distracted driving among teens. Led by teen mentors who have successfully planned summits at the state level, the event is created by and hosted for inspired youth looking to be a catalyst for change. The summit is supported by the nation's leading experts in the field of traffic safety.

Registration Options:

  1. Youth & Advisor Participant Registration: Training Days & Summit (Oct. 18-21)
  2. Individual Participant Registration for Summit Day Only (Oct. 20)
  3. Exhibitor Registration
NOYS has a room block available at the Washington Court Hotel. Make your reservations today by clicking here. The room block has been EXTENDED to September 24. Register by Sept 24 to receive the discounted hotel rate.

Questions about the Summit? Contact NOYS at 571-367-7171 or info@noys.org.


Driver Distraction Research 

The Journal of Adolescent Health has released a new report, "Driver Distraction: A Perennial but Preventable Public Health Threat to Adolescents."

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  

NHTSA's new digital Bicycle Motion Graphics rely solely on non-verbal concepts, visual images, and animation to teach people who speak different languages and/or may be hearing impaired, basic bicycle safety concepts that include fitting a bike helmet, avoiding road hazards, and knowing the rules of the road.

Making NOYS for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Resources

NHTSA Bicyclist Safety Resources

News

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