I Work At A High School And Was Wondering What Schools Can Do To Help Encourage Safe Driving Behaviors For Teens?

According to Teens in the Driver Seat, teenagers are encouraged to do the following things at their schools during National Teen Driver Safety Week. As a teacher or other school employee, you can help facilitate these activities and get kids involved to help spread the message about teen driving safety.

  • Make morning announcements that highlight teen driver risks during National Teen Driver Safety Week, the week of October 19 through 25.
  • Have a drunk goggle demonstration at lunch to show teens what it is like to drive under the influence of alcohol.
  • Conduct a seat belt check in the parking lot while teenage drivers and passengers arrive or leave school. Have teenagers and employees on hand to give out Smarties candies to those who are wearing their seat belts and DumDums to those who failed to buckle up.
  • Have students play a trivia game in class or at lunch that focuses on safe driving.
  • Place flyers and information on teenagers’ vehicles that encourage safe driving and enforce the safety messages that were highlighted during the week.

As always, schools can always have pep rallies or other school gatherings to come together as a group and remind teens what can happen when teen drivers text while driving. By doing the things listed above, you can help spread the message of safe driving and hopefully reduce Florida teen car accidents.

At the law office of David Benenfeld we are concerned about teen car safety. If your teen was injured in a wreck caused by another teen, contact us for legal help.