NSC hosts first forum on teen driver safety

Last week, the National Safety Council hosted its first Forum to Keep Teen Drivers Alive with community representatives from law enforcement and education in the Chicagoland area. More than 50 participants gathered to learn about the top killer of teens -- traffic crashes -- and how changing teen driver attitudes and behaviors can help reverse this trend.

Panelists from law enforcement, high schools and a community college shared how they are working to bring the council's Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Course to teens in their communities. Attendees also heard from the founders of the Brandon and Paul Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by two Colorado families forever changed by the deaths of their young sons in a motor vehicle crash.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy. (Anonymous comments are welcome; merely skip the “name” field in the comment box. An email address is required but will not be included with your comment.)