Injury Prevention Supplemental Curriculum
This curriculum challenges youth to begin a leadership adventure by answering questions about yourself and the people close to you, by setting goals, by practicing communication, and by making a commitment to lead.
High school teachers, school nurses, counselors and coaches can help share the “Sleep Recharges You” message with teens using lesson plans, classroom activities, presentations, infographics, and memes. The campaign to raise awareness among teens about the importance of healthy sleep is an initiative of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society and other partners.
This program focuses on the use of child safety seats, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and awareness of alcohol-related crashes. Its mission is to significantly reduce injuries and fatalities from car crashes, improve driver behavior, and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety. ASPIRA fully supports National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention (LCAT) as part of an effort to identify and promote effective strategies for reducing impaired driving fatalities and injuries among the Latino population.
The overall goal of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Project is to engage Hispanic youth (grades 3 through 8) and parents in culturally and developmentally appropriate activities so that they will adopt safe pedestrian and bicycle safety behaviors.
This resource guide provides links to organizations, programs, publications, and resources focused on teen driving safety. It is divided into 14 sections: (1) organizations; (2) campaigns, programs, and toolkits; (3) data; (4) general publications; (5) Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL); (6) driver education and training; (7) parent supervision; (8) distracted driving; (9) passenger distraction; (10) technology distraction; (11) impaired driving; (12) drowsy driving; (13) drunk driving; and (14) drugged driving.
Teens and Trucks aims to educate youth drivers about how to drive safely around a large truck or bus.
Tristan Jake Nunez is a 21-year-old MAZDA factory professional auto-racing driver in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship Series for MAZDA. In 2013, he became the youngest class winner in GRAND-AM Rolex Series history as well as in American Le Mans Series (ALMS) history. He speaks nationally to groups of teens about distracted driving prevention.
Information on driver education, licensing, an overview of state laws and requirements, latest teen driving research, and tools to help move through the learning-to-drive process.
The B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driver Training is a free, advanced driving school, for teenagers 15-19 (16-20 in N.C.), who have a learner’s permit or driver’s license with at least 30 hours of driving experience. B.R.A.K.E.S. teaches teens defensive driving techniques on a closed curriculum in a controlled environment. Instructors educate teens and their parents through both classroom and hands-on instruction. A low 3:1 student to instructor ratio allows us to spend quality time with each teen.
State-specific, game-oriented online resources and practice tests for driver preparation and safety training.
Developed to prepare teens to be safe behind the wheel, IKnowEverything is an integrated effort that highlights the issues of drunk driving and distracted driving and reiterates to parents that they have the most influence on their teen’s driving behaviors. FAAR has partnered with the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation, the National Organizations for Youth Safety and the National Sheriffs’ Association to distribute this resource to law enforcement, juvenile judges, educators, traffic safety professionals and anyone else across the nation to increase teen driver safety.
Supports training for future leaders in road safety from governments, NGOs and police forces in middle and low-income countries, and from international institutions. As part of the Road Safety Leadership Initiative, also provides a blog platform for ‘Voices of Youth’, young road safety advocates, to highlight their particular experiences and perspectives on this global epidemic that is the leading killer of young people worldwide.
A two-and-a-half-hour training is offered to support student leaders in fine-tuning their peer-to-peer traffic safety messaging—Lead the Leaders. This educational training program empowers teens and young adults to fight against reckless and distracted driving in their own communities.
Impact Teen Drivers developed materials and curriculum for elementary and middle school students focused on seat belt safety, being a non-distracting passenger, and speaking up in unsafe driving situations.
Reckless and distracted driving is the #1 killer of teens in America. The “What Do You Consider Lethal?” campaign is an easy-to-use, free program for teachers, safety educators, law enforcement, students, and concerned citizens to implement in their communities aimed at reducing these preventable deaths. “What’s Lethal?” is high-energy and interactive bringing the facts about reckless and distracted driving to teens using innovative videos, materials, In One Instant Assemblies, and curriculum and encourages teens to take the lead in peer-to-peer messaging.
A parent-teen workshop was created to be attended by parents and their teens together after school in the afternoon or evening. It shares the “What Do You Consider Lethal?” campaign and includes information on graduated driver licensing laws. Schools can choose to hold a school assembly during school hours and a parent-teen workshop after school on the same day for maximum impact in the community. Some schools choose to raffle campus parking permits off or make attendance by a parent with their teen mandatory for the teen to be able to drive to school.
Impact Teen Drivers leads engaging presentations and assemblies in schools based on the “What Do You Consider Lethal?” campaign. In many states, our partners in law enforcement participate in the presentation bringing a positive interaction with a person in uniform to the students. Additionally, some presentations feature an affected family member to share their own first-hand experience of the deadly consequences of reckless and distracted driving. Train the Trainers and Lead the Leaders both aim to empower individuals in the community to use the “What Do You Consider Lethal?” campaign, including conducting presentations and assemblies on their own or in conjunction with law enforcement professionals.
In One Instant makes distracted, reckless, and impaired driving personal and relevant. By engaging teens on an emotional level, this award-winning safe driving program teaches teens how to stay safe behind the wheel and influence their friends and family to do the same. Designed for use in high schools and community centers, teens learn how to: Stand up to peer pressure, refrain from driving when impaired or driving with impaired drivers, utilize a designated driver, refrain from cell phone use/texting while driving, and serve as ambassadors to their peers.
Action guide, tips, and information, and community service opportunities resource for teens focused on making safe and responsible choices behind the wheel and on the road.
Parent resource for empowering teens to make safe and responsible choices behind the wheel and on the road.
A program guide designed for educators, teens and parents who are inspired to help reduce the number of teen automobile-related fatalities in America and save our nation’s most precious resource — our youth.
Student resource materials, tips and strategies, and the opportunity to accept a safe driving challenge.
Rookie Driver offers a compilation of resources for parents and young drivers.
In just 90 minutes, Foundation sponsored workshops can help teens and their parents survive (and enjoy) those critical months when a teen is learning to drive … and beyond. These workshops combine a facilitated discussion with interactive sessions that share proven, effective ways to develop safe and smart driving habits.
When you attend a workshop, you won’t hear someone telling you what not to do. Instead, we want to help you understand the risks and challenges, and how to effectively respond to those challenges by using proven methods. Workshops are typically hosted by NFTSD members and are led by either a Foundation expert program partner, a safety professional, educator or student leaders.
Multimedia resources, information, contests, PSAs, and more for teens and tweens, promoting traffic safety and focusing on topics including distracted driving, driving skills, drowsy driving, speed and aggression, occupant protection, impaired driving, and pedestrian safety.
NSC Defensive Driving Safety Training provides leading-edge curriculum including remote, onsite, customized, and refresher trainings.
PDF resources for ending alcohol and other drug impairment in transportation, eliminate distractions and reduce fatigue-related accidents.
Lesson plans designed for use in high school classrooms covering topics including High School Road Trip, “Way to Go” Debaters, Train vs. Car, The Media is the Lesson, Hit and ???, and more.
Collection of federal and state e-tools, resources, and information for young members of the U.S. workforce.
Award-winning simulation technology allows participants to experience the risks of Distracted Driving first hand – while in a Virtual Reality (VR) environment. The PEERS Foundation has partnered with groups like State Farm Insurance, AT&T, and Toyota Motors to bring this eye-opening and lifesaving intervention to hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the United States.
Ground-breaking, state-of-the-art DUI simulator that allows teens and young adults to experience the dangers of DUI within the safety of a Virtual Reality simulation. Participants sit behind the wheel of a car as they drive through and learn about the dangers of impaired driving.
Educational resources on the importance of roadway safety and to educate drivers on how to navigate complex road environments.
SPEAKs is an intensive 4-day leadership and advocacy training institute (for rising high school juniors and seniors) designed to empower students to address traffic safety issues at the national, state and local levels. The SPEAKs program consists of three components: 1. Online Training: Content will focus on public speaking, coalition building and basic advocacy skills. There will also be a series of webinars with traffic safety experts on current issues in impaired driving for teens. Finally, students will work with government affairs mentors to develop an advocacy strategy. 2. A visit to Washington D.C.: The capstone SPEAKs event is a four-day, three-night visit to Washington, D.C., where you will meet with representatives of national organizations dedicated to youth safety, Congressional staff focused on transportation policy and federal agency staff responsible for federal policy related to teen traffic safety. You will also plan and moderate a briefing for Capitol Hill staff on teens and impaired driving. 3. Follow-up and Mobilization: Following your visit to Washington, you will put your new skills into practice by working to influence local, state and/or federal policy. You may present at national youth conferences or on national webinars, organize state-level events, utilize social media to spread the word, or help in the development of your respective State Highway Safety Plan.
SAFE is a teen-run, peer-to-peer program focusing on increasing teen restraint compliance through education, positive rewards and enforcement. It is designed to bring awareness to the importance of wearing a seatbelt, therefore reducing the number of motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities among Kansas teens. The goal of SAFE is to increase seatbelt use among students while providing strong traffic safety messages throughout the school year.
Safe Kids works with more than 200 Safe Kids coalitions across the country to hold free youth sports safety clinics for coaches, parents, young athletes and league organizers. The clinics provide the knowledge and skills essential to preventing sports injuries and emergencies in young athletes. The content for the clinics is based on relevant information and tools to combat the most common and severe injuries in sports today, including acute and overuse injuries, dehydration and concussion.
An engaging, multimedia program for parents and teens to follow during the supervised driving experience. The program provides parents of teen drivers with a measured and methodical curriculum developed to maximize the value of the supervised driving component of state Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws.
Children’s National and MedStar, will be working with local organizations to host District-wide events bringing together youth, student-athletes, athletic program administrators, coaches, school nurses, and parents, to talk about the identification of concussions and when it is safe to return to working, playing, and learning.
Free, online defensive driving program for high school students in Delaware, Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Free, online defensive driving program for post-secondary students.
Ride With Me is a teen-to-parent initiative to help reduce teen crashes. There is a junior high and high school kit available for active schools. This activity promotes the education of risks teens face as passengers and behind the wheel by providing materials and information for teens to present to parents.
Peer-to-peer safe driving program/curriculum currently available to high schools in these states: California, Georgia, Idaho, Nebraska, and Texas – in addition to a junior high program currently available in Texas and Georgia.
The Sweet Life Road Show is a hands-on interactive experience that raises teens’ awareness about the deadliest road risks and shows them simple strategies to stay safe. This 2 to 2 ½ hour event is offered free of charge to high schools across Ontario. It uses methods such as computer gaming and peer theatre to go beyond driver education classes and teach beginner drivers to make safe and strategic decisions.
Tools for Schools resources are tools for schools that Teens Learn to Drive offers to high schools, driving schools, and local communities.
Trainings for teens on how to be responsible drivers.
Tranings for parents on how to teach their teens to be responsible drivers.
The Hidden Dangers of Driving exposes the “How” and “Why” behind a driver’s loss of focus and offers suggestions on how to stay mentally connected to the act of driving. Exposes teens to valuable information not typically covered in traditional driver-training programs.
ThinkFirst for Teens is an award-winning public education effort targeting this high-risk age group. ThinkFirst chapters across the United States and in many other countries present compelling educational presentations at no charge for junior and senior high schools, as well as for colleges and after-school programs. Health educators and VIP speakers – Voices for Injury Prevention – explain how injuries occur, how they affect the body and how they can be prevented. Students learn that one poor choice can change your life forever, so it is each person’s responsibility to cut the risk for injury to themselves and others by making safe choices.
ThinkFirst For Youth is for students in grades four through eight – an important time to help students learn the importance of protecting themselves, as they are increasingly faced with decision-making challenges involving their safety. Anatomy lessons and classroom activities help students develop a practical understanding of their body’s abilities, limitations and vulnerability for injuries. Exercises build communication and conflict resolution skills, increasing self-confidence and the ability to make safe choices when on their own or in the face of peer pressure.
Toyota and Discovery Education teamed up to create TeenDrive365: In School, a comprehensive program designed to help teens avoid distractions and stay safe behind the wheel. TeenDrive365: In School, offers a range of tools designed specifically for the people who can have the greatest impact on a teens driving: educators and the teens themselves. Resources include: Tools to help teens prepare for the responsibility of driving— including quizzes, parental discussion points, and a financial calculator to see how much money they will need each month to pay for, drive and ensure a car; Classroom resources for educators, including standards-aligned lesson plans for grades 9-12, activities and talking points that teach appropriate teenage driving behaviors; and Heads UP! – The Interactive Road Distraction Challenge, which allows teens to virtually experience the real dangers of distracted driving.
Teachers, take students behind-the-scenes of Toyota Motor North America Research and Development HQ where technology meets passion in the hub of design, research and development for Toyota Motor North America. Meet the engineers, scientists and technicians who envision the future of safety and then use science, technology and innovation to make it a reality. Get an insider’s view of how some of the brightest thinkers tackle real-world challenges faced by drivers every day and design new features that help improve driver safety.