Stay Informed:
Ideas & Goals

JourneySafe encourages teens to be role models for their peers. Friends protect friends by raising awareness and helping their peers understand the unique risks and pressures faced by newly licensed drivers and their teen passengers.

JourneySafe encourages teens to practice "positive peer pressure". Friends, more than parents or teachers can empower each other to make good choices behind the wheel, in the passenger seat and throughout adolescence.

JourneySafe encourages teens to practice a buddy system during their early driving years and urge their friends to do the same. Teens traveling in groups understand the need for a designated passenger. The designated passenger helps reduce the possibility of driver distraction and error by double checking for seat belts, answering cell phone calls on the driverís behalf and encouraging others in the car to turn off or minimize their cell phone use as well. He or she controls the automobile accessories (radio, air conditioning, mp3 player, etc.) and reminds others to keep commotion in the car to a minimum.

JourneySafe encourages teens to make a pledge to take their responsibility as a driver and/or as a passenger seriously. JourneySafe cards are signed and carried in their wallets as a testimony to their commitment to protect themselves, their friends and other on the highway.

JourneySafe encourages teens to communicate and participate with their families in the effort to make driving distracted "socially unacceptable". Teens can and should remind their parents that their example is important. Parents need to make good choices about driverís education programs and help reduce their teenís crash potential by taking an active role in supervising situations in which teens travel in groups or may be tempted to engage in road related risk-taking.

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