National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) is a time designated by Congress each year to raise awareness of teen driver safety topics and to encourage safe teen driver and passenger behavior. Now in its 10th year, the next NTDSW takes place October 15-21, 2017. Research shows that teens understand that they are vulnerable and are well aware of many risks that affect safety. One of the major factors that increases the risk of a crash is impaired driving, which not only includes alcohol or drug use, but also distraction, fatigue and strong emotions.
The SmartDrive Foundation will be sponsoring “√4Life” (Check for Life) Teen Driver (and Passenger) Seat Belt Use campaign in the weeks before and after National Teen Driver Safety Week 2017. SmartDrive is seeking student groups (NHS, SADD, Student Council, Band, Sports Teams) at high schools in Delaware, Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Southeastern Pennsylvania to lead the “√4Life” in their schools. The top 10 schools in 9-12 student participation in each state can earn cash awards for the student group leading the campaign in that school.
During NTDSW, help teens take action to help prevent teen driver crashes. Learn more.