Safe teen drivers start in your classroom
PRESENTATIONS: IN-PERSON & ONLINE
Schedule a Parent Night or Truck Smart presentation in your school
Also, we have resources, manpower and ideas to help your students be safe drivers. Please contact us if you have other ideas or requests about how we can help you spread the safety message.
PARENT NIGHT PRESENTATION
Parent involvement is key to preventing crashes among new drivers. Zero Fatalities Parent Night presentations help parents make a positive impact on their teen’s learning experience. For more than a decade, parents have given overwhelmingly positive reviews to these 60-minute presentations addressing some of the top behaviors teen drivers need to know. They help teens establish safe driving habits and remind parents to be better examples, so we can all reach our goal of Zero Fatalities.
Schedule a Zero Fatalities Parent Night for your school or business and help your students to be better drivers.
Note: Previously, Parent Night presentations have been held in schools, but to ensure safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, a webinar option is available for those who are not able to meet in person.
TRUCK SMART PRESENTATION
Did you know that approximately ¼ of all vehicles on Utah roads are large trucks? Nationally, over 75 percent of auto vs. truck crashes are caused by negligent driving on the part of the auto driver. By understanding just how massive these trucks are, how large their blind spots are, and how much room they need to operate and come to a stop, our roads and highways can be a much safer place for everyone.
For students participating in school online, there are now five modules of short videos and a quiz at the end. The quiz score will be emailed to you as the teacher. Just click the link below to go through the modules and learn how to be Truck Smart!
Teen Memoriam Homework Ideas
Have students pick a Teen Memoriam story related to one of the FIVE DEADLY BEHAVIORS and discuss how they can avoid that behavior. Remember to be sensitive and not to place blame on any one person. Rather, focus on the principles that can be applied to encourage safe driving. Point out actions that are dangers and should be avoided.
- Use the stories throughout your curriculum. For example, if you are talking to your students about the importance of seat belts, share one or two of the stories that apply to seat belts. Discuss with them the three above questions. We have included a list of suggested topic areas to cover for each story in this folder. Many of the stories have multiple driving behaviors that caused the crash. Choose one day during the week and give the students 10 minutes of class time to read the stories and answer the three questions.
- Have a student read one of the stories from the book in front of the class, talk about the story, and answer the above three questions.
- Assign students to go online and read any story from the past five years and answer the above three questions.
- Put them in your driver education cars and let those kids that are in the back seat waiting for their turn to drive read the stories.
- Print out a few of the stories and display them in your classroom.
- Have your students make a short video about the impact the stories have had on them and what they learned by reading them.
Pick a Teen Memoriam story related to one of the five deadly behaviors and answer the questions on how you can avoid that behavior. Remember to be sensitive and not to place blame on any one person. Rather, focus on the principles that can be applied to encourage safe driving. Point out actions that are dangers and should be avoided.
Upon reading the story, answer the questions to the right and your teacher will be emailed your responses.
ZERO FATALITIES: TEEN MEMORIAM BOOK
After reading the stories, have your students write short answers to the following questions (you may also wish to do this as a classroom or small group discussion):
- Which story did you read?
- Why did you pick that story?
- How did the story impact you?
- How will this change what you do?
Your students will be able to email you their answers.
ZERO FATALITIES: REACTION QUESTIONNAIRE
Total Fatalities involving a Teen Driver
Note: this graph doesn’t suggest teen driver’s caused the crash only that they were involved in a crash.
Total Teenage Fatalities
“I truly enjoyed the presentation this evening. As our family left we continued to talk about what we thought, felt, and had taken away from the presentation. We are grateful to have attended.”
Parent of a Jordan High School student