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Florida SADD’s Danielle Branciforte honored with Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award

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Indianapolis – For her role in helping to reduce driver fatalities and improving safety among teen drivers throughout Florida, Danielle Branciforte was presented with the ninth annual Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award by the National Safety Council on Saturday during the 2017 NSC Congress & Expo.

The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to teen driver safety by working on policy, awareness, education and outreach, according to NSC.

With Branciforte as the leader of the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition and the statewide director for Florida’s Students Against Destructive Decisions, the Sunshine State has seen an 18 percent reduction in fatal car crashes among 15- to-19-year-old drivers and a 22 percent drop among 15- to 17-year-old drivers.

“Car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, and the danger isn’t going away on its own,” Kelly Nantel, NSC vice president of communications and advocacy, said in a Sept. 22 press release. “Danielle has worked hand-in-hand with teens to find a solution that protects our youngest drivers. She truly deserves to be recognized as a leader in teen driving safety.”