Program Goals

  • Reinforce the importance of maintaining safe and law abiding driving habits; stress accepting responsibility for the way we drive
  • Discourage distracted and multi-tasking driving, including talking on cell phone, reading, eating, using a computer and grooming.
  • Start tracking distracted-driving crashes and violations. (If it's predictable, it's preventable)
  • Lobby for distracted driver legislation.
  • Support a primary seatbelt law, in which any motor vehicle operator can be pulled over and cited for failing to wear a seatbelt.
  • Increase educational requirements for new operators and habitual offenders.
  • Push for stiffer penalties and fines, increased drivers license fees, apply the money toward traffic crash prevention programs.
  • Continue to expand our educational program nationally.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive hands on drivers training program for begining drivers.
  • Produce Public Service Announcements for radio and television.
  • Increase the number of billboards nationally.
  • Support the " Click it or Ticket " campaign.
  • Expand the effort to remind drivers at least once daily "SAFE DRIVING IS NOT EXPENSIVE, IT'S PRICELESS!".
  • Work to toughen graduated licensing requirements.
  • Form stronger alliances with bicycle/pedestrian and motorcycle safety organizations.
  • Involve all media outlets in education and awareness community outreach.
  • Community partnerships with EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement agencies nationwide.