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Spotlight on Youth Leadership Team from Georgia

Fifteen Youth Leadership Teams and ten Peer Mentors are currently planning the 2014 National Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit, and you are invited to attend! Summit participants learn how to engage their peers, parents, and policymakers around the dangers of distracted driving.

Starting today we will feature the 2014 Youth Leadership Teams and their mentors. The first team we are highlighting is from Cochran, Georgia. You can learn more about the Summit and get to know all the teams here.

Barker_Allen-web.gif2014 Leadership Team Number One:
Trevor Barker and Jade Allen

Bleckley County High School
Cochran, Georgia

Trevor and Jade are actively involved in 4-H at their school. Trevor, a senior, is on the student council with plans to study pre-med next year. Jade is a sophomore who keeps busy with Future Farmers of America, dance, and showing horses. Trevor and Jade became involved in distracted driving prevention after Trevor's father was hit by a driver who was texting. Trevor and Jade will be hosting a local distracted driving prevention summit in Georgia in 2015.

If you are interested in learning more about the work of Trevor and Jade in Georgia, contact NOYS.

TristanNunez_Headshot-web.gifMentored by: Tristan Nunez, Florida
Professional Racecar Driver

Tristan is the youngest licensed professional racecar driver in the country. Tristan joined forces with the Safe America Foundation to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving through his Dnt txt n drV campaign.

Check out all of our 2014-2015 Peer Mentors here.

Register for Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit

Car crashes are the #1 killer of youth in the United States. What are we doing about that?

Join us for the 2014 Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit and find out! Registration is now open.

Teen leaders from nearly 20 states will gather to learn how to engage their peers, parents, and policymakers in education about distracted driving among teens. Led by teen mentors who have successfully planned summits at the state level, the event is created by and hosted for inspired youth looking to be a catalyst for change. The summit is supported by the nation's leading experts in the field of traffic safety.

Registration Options:

  1. Youth & Advisor Participant Registration: Training Days & Summit (Oct. 18-21)
  2. Individual Participant Registration for Summit Day Only (Oct. 20)
  3. Exhibitor Registration
NOYS has a room block available at the Washington Court Hotel. Make your reservations today by clicking here. Room block closes September 20.

Questions about the Summit? Contact NOYS at 571-367-7171 or

Driver Distraction Research 

The Journal of Adolescent Health has released a new report, "Driver Distraction: A Perennial but Preventable Public Health Threat to Adolescents."

Report on Effective Teen Seat Belt Programs

More than half of teen drivers killed in 2012 were not wearing seat belts. A new report by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) and The Allstate Foundation highlights effective teen seat belt programs in 12 states and examines the important components of each program. Read the full report: Getting It To Click! Connecting Teens and Seat Belts.

Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety  

NHTSA's new digital Bicycle Motion Graphics rely solely on non-verbal concepts, visual images, and animation to teach people who speak different languages and/or may be hearing impaired, basic bicycle safety concepts that include fitting a bike helmet, avoiding road hazards, and knowing the rules of the road.

Making NOYS for Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

NHTSA Pedestrian Safety Resources

NHTSA Bicyclist Safety Resources


Global Youth Traffic Safety Month: 196 countries, billions of people, one goal - U.S. Dept of Transportation

U.S. Department of Transportation announces Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

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