Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Flashback Friday – Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

May 25, 2018
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
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The National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) launched Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) in 2007 to raise awareness about the risks and dangers teens face on the road -- both as drivers and passengers.

As the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers begins this Memorial Day weekend, we join NOYS members, partners, and youth leaders, as well as many other organizations, in promoting GYTSM by resharing a blog post by Christine Norris on ending the school year with safety

When attending prom, graduation parties and holiday barbecues or traveling to the beach, teens need to be reminded to avoid situations that increase their crash risk: driving with peer passengers, driving while drugged, drunk, or drowsy, and driving with a cell phone in use. These safe driving behaviors also apply when accepting rides from friends. Parents need to provide a safe ride home.  

Share these helpful resources with parents and teens to encourage safe driving and safe passenger behaviors:

  • Click here to watch a video on improving parent-teen communication.
  • Click here to learn about developing a code word to keep teens safe.
  • Click here to learn about impaired driving prevention
  • Click here to learn about setting house rules. 

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