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The NOYS® Traffic Safety Working Group aims to serve as the resource center for teen driver safety ideas, behaviors, and projects for NOYS® partners.  The Traffic Safety Working Group will provide support on traffic safety policy challenges, program opportunities, fundraising initiatives, responses to current events, teen driver statistics and research, and other issues involving traffic safety as they arise.  In addition, the NOYS® Youth Traffic Safety Working Group will monitor traffic safety component issues that affect multiple areas of youth health and safety.

Brand New NOYS Programs Coming SOON!

Underage Drinking and Driving

NHTSA Impaired Driving Resources

NHTSA Teen Underage Drinking Prevention Resources

Making NOYS for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Resources

NHTSA Bicyclist Safety Resources 

The Long Short Walk 'n Roll

As part of May’s Global Youth Traffic Safety Month , youth are preparing to Act Out Loud to Take Back the Streets for Safety by participating in the United Nations Global Road Safety Week May 6 - 12, 2013, themed around pedestrian safety.  The week will be an important milestone in the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which has the goal of preventing 5 million road traffic deaths by 2020.

Register your walk or ride today at

Click here to download the flyer and find out more information.

Download signboards for your walk/ride to show who you are supporting for your event:

Walk Signboard

Correction to last week's UnderYOURInfluence Newsletter:

Stated: A helmet is the single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a
bicycle crash.

Correction: A helmet is the single most effective piece of safety equipment to prevent head injury
in the event of a bicycle crash.
Stated: To be noticed when riding at night, use a front light and a red reflector or flashing rear light, and use retro-reflective tape or markings on equipment or clothing.

Correction: To be noticed when riding at night, use a white front light and a red reflector or flashing rear light (as required by law), and use retro-reflective tape or markings on equipment and clothing.

The electronic version of the
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NOYS® Teen Distracted Driving Community Engagement Guide: A guide for communities addressing teen distracted driving including best practices, tips, & projects to address this issue with teens.

To request your free hard-copy submit your contact information and include: Attn CEG in the comment section.

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month & the Decade of Action


Every day, around the world, 3,500 people leave home and never return because they have been suddenly, violently, killed in a road crash. This epidemic is preventable and partners all around the world are joining forces to address traffic safety. NOYS® has teamed up with the UN Decade of Action for Global Road Safety campaign to take National Youth Traffic Safety Month® Global. NOYS® will be providing updates on partnership opportunities for 2012. For more information please send a message to

NEW PSA Campaign

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In an effort to educate young adult drivers about the dangers of reckless driving and curb the behavior of texting while driving, the State Attorneys General and Consumer Protection agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council are launching a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign nationwide. is a new campaign website where teens and young adults can find facts about the impact of texting while driving and tips for how to curb the behavior. View the PSA!

Check out National Road Safety Foundation's Teen Kids News!
NRSF produces documentaries, educational programs and public service campaigns for broadcast and use in safety, educational and enforcement programs. NRSF offers its productions free of charge. Find out more at National Road Safety Foundation.

Education Framework for Media Projects Promoting Road Safety for Children and Families

This Road Safety Education Framework is jointly authored by Sesame Workshop and the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP). It is intended as a practical guide for parents, road safety educators and practitioners who are developing content, educational materials and communication strategies to help children better understand the risks associated with travel on or near the roads, and to internalize and implement safer behaviors around roads and vehicles.