The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety recently partnered with the Shepherd Center, one of the nation's top rehabilitation hospitals, to develop AutoCoach, a driver's education app for parents.
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With funding from a Ford Driving Skills for Life teen safe driving grant, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security's Highway Safety Division created a video introducing parents to the driver education and licensing process.
Popular ride-hailing company Lyft is playing a big part in ensuring residents in the Washington, DC area can get home safely. In 2017, Lyft teamed up with the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), a nonprofit partner of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia highway safety offices that offers innovative public health education programs designed to prevent alcohol-impaired driving.
Under the direction of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, the New Mexico Traffic Safety Bureau has taken an innovative approach to alcohol-impaired driving prevention through their recent “Reality Series – Over the Limit” campaign. The campaign, styled as a docudrama split into 30- and 60-second PSAs, reveals the realities of what happens to an individual who is arrested for a DWI.
The Eagle County, Colorado Prevention Committee received special funding from Ford Driving Skills for Life to tackle the issue of drug-impaired driving among teens in their community. With this grant, the Committee was able to host a number of events and activities for teens throughout the year, including booths at concerts, a youth safe driving fair, and a "Safe and Sober Glow Party."
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) was one of GHSA and Ford Driving Skills For Life's 2016 teen safe driving grant recipients. Through this grant, ADECA was able to organize four safe driving events at high schools throughout the state, entitled "No Crash Course."
Peer-to-peer education is one of the most effective tools to encourage safe driving behavior in teenagers. One state seeing the benefits of such programs is South Dakota, whose Office of Highway Safety used peer-to-peer education as the basis for its Lesson Learned program, which is now in its second year.
As one of the recipients of GHSA and Ford Driving Skills for Life’s 2016 teen safe driving grants, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office (MHSO) was able to host a series of one-day high school programs throughout the state to educate students on safe driving.
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) was a recipient of GHSA and Ford Driving Skills for Life's 2016 teen safe driving grants. Through this grant, KOHS was able to host a Teen Driver Safety Day at the 2016 Kentucky State Fair.
When the Illinois Department of Transportation's Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering received GHSA and the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility's 2016 drugged driving grant, they planned to use the money to conduct 10 ARIDE classes in the state.