• ORGANIZATION PROFILE
  • Teenage Driving Safety Teenage Driving Safety

Causes

  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
  • Interest area icon
(41.827312,-71.40092)
 

Volunteer with us!

VIEW AS
Subscribe Get an RSS feed of these Opportunities
Please wait . . .

Mission Statement

TDS mission is to educate young drivers’ safe and healthy driving habits to reduce the number of teenage traffic fatalities.

There is no other hazard or behavior comes close to claiming as many teenage lives as getting behind the wheel of an automobile. It is the leading cause of death among teens.

Description

Driving an automobile is one of the most dangerous things a teen will do. Simply put, more teens die from automobile accidents than from all other fatalities combined. Over the last few years, vehicle safety has improved marginally, but potential distractions have multiplied exponentially. Cell phones, MP3 players, Text messaging, PDA’s Navigation Systems and DVD players are just some of the things that can take attention away from the task of responsible driving. Because teens have less experience driving, then tend to engage in driving behavior that their older and more experienced peers would not.

Education is an important tool in helping teens realize the risks involved in driving an automobile. Even if the teen is a passenger, this knowledge can help them in recognizing potentially risky situations or behavior.

Some contributing factors:

Inexperience

Driver distraction includes, eating, drinking, loud music, friends, phone and texting.

Excessive speed, not obeying traffic laws

Drowsy Driving

Add to these the fact that teens usually are driving less expensive, older automobiles, which are often less safe in a crash, and you have a potentially life threatening situation.

Website

http://www.teenagedrivingsafety.org

Contact

Report this organization

Reviews

BE THE FIRST TO RECOMMEND THIS ORGANIZATION!
Would you recommend Teenage Driving Safety?

Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.