12 YEARS OF TRAGEDY
For 12 years, the Teen Memoriam has told the stories of young men and women whose lives were taken on our roads. We wish the books didn’t exist. We wish their stories didn’t have to be told. We wish these young lives were never taken in the first place. But, until the deaths stop, we must continue to share the message in the hope that new lives will be saved. To help with this effort, each year these books are sent throughout Utah to driver education programs.
Driver education instructors often require students to read the books as part of their classwork. Data has shown that after reading them, students were more likely to adhere to GDL laws, commit to driving safely and understand the risks associated with driving. Families interested in community education and outreach also use these books to share their stories through school presentations, assemblies and worksites.
Read their stories. Remember their loss. And when you get behind the wheel, drive as though other young lives depend on it.