What Do You Consider Lethal?

Traffic collisions have been the leading cause of death for American teens for generations. The California Highway Patrol in collaboration with Impact Teen Drivers is dedicated to reversing this pervasive yet 100% preventable crisis. The partnership between CHP and Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) started in 2007. ITD and CHP officers put on presentations to teen drivers and their parents, presentations to high school students and at community outreach events, at Train the Trainer events, and training events for families affected by a teen distracted driving fatality.

Sober Grad Night

Sober Grad Night was developed by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in 1985 in response to the large majority of graduating seniors who were celebrating their completion of high school with unsupervised parties where alcohol was being provided and consumed. Unfortunately, many of these parties resulted in alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and death. In an effort to decrease these incidents, the CHP, along with local volunteers and parents, established an awareness campaign to include fundraisers culminating in a safe and sober all night graduation celebration.

Be Wiser (Riverside Co.)

The RUHS-Public Health Be Wiser Teen Driver Safety program aims to reduce the number of teen driver collisions in Riverside County. The program is led by youth leaders on high school campuses where they educate their peers on the dangers of driving while alcohol-impaired or distracted. 

Under this program, eight selected high schools receive student facilitator training. They create awareness campaigns around the issues of teenage alcohol-impaired and distracted driving collisions. They run the campaigns every month to educate their classmates about the dangers of these crashes. 

TextLess Live More

TextLess Live More is a peer-to-peer national awareness campaign with a mission to:

End Distracted Driving

EndDD's mission is to save lives from distracted driving through advocacy, education, and action. 

Shasta Teens Drive Safe (Shasta Co.)

Shasta Teens Drive Safe is a county-wide program in Shasta County that educates teens about the dangers and consequences of impaired and distracted driving. The program disseminates messages to teens through educational campaigns, traffic safety events, community events, and educational activities on school campuses. Activities urge teens to drive responsibly, walk safely, and be responsible passengers. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Teen Alcohol Parent Education

The Teen Alcohol Awareness Program (TAAP), a program of the San Diego Police Department (SDPD), is designed to address concerns that arise when new drivers are ready to hit the road. This program answers important questions such as:

Steer Clear

UC San Diego's Training, Research, and Education for Driving Safety (TREDS) program is recognized for their curricula that addresses traffic safety issues. In 2017, TREDS developed a curriculum to reduce underage drinking and driving. 

The Steer Clear program provides education to reduce impaired driving in youth ages 15-20. This 50-minute interactive curriculum is guided by an engaging PowerPoint presentation that includes videos, case scenarios, and audience participation through use of the Kahoot platform. Topics addressed include:

B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Defensive Driving Program

The B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School is a free, defensive driving program. The school is designed for teenagers (aged 15-19) who already have a learner's permit or driver's license and have at least thirty hours of driving experience. 

Put On The B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) is a non-profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to prevent injuries and save lives by training and educating teenage drivers and their parents about the importance of safe and responsible driving. 

DUI Courts in Schools (Sac DA/LEC)

In an effort to educate and prevent students from driving under the influence, the District Attorney's Office partnered with the Law Enforcement Chaplaincy of Sacramento and the Sacramento Superior Court to bring real-life DUI court hearings to local high school campuses. Beginning in 2010, this program conducts sentencing hearings in front of high school students with a judge, prosecutor, defendant and defense counsel. The hearing is followed by a number of speakers including the judge, prosecutor and representative from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.