Motor Vehicle Crashes are the leading cause of death in our teens!
Through the generosity of Kohl’s™, The Bradshaw Institute, Safe Kids Upstate and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital want to change the statistic for teens! We are inviting all Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties High Schools to take part in the 3D Teen Driving Program. This FREE program is open to any high school clubs in the Safe Kids Upstate coverage areas.
The 3D Program aims to prevent Motor Vehicle Crash (MVC) deaths in the teenage population. The program focuses on the five primary causes of teen driving crashes given their lack of driving experience:
- Driving at night
- Seat belt usage
- Alcohol and drug use
Kohl’s™ 3D Teen Driving Program uses peer-to-peer engagement and education to help teens learn about safe driving practices, Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) laws, create agreements with parents, and more. The goal of the program is that teen participants will feel empowered to spread awareness of safe driving practices. See below for the steps it takes to complete the programming:
- Safe Kids Upstate (SKU) Staff will provide one hour of training for adviser and/or teen leaders in program (could take place during a regularly scheduled club meeting)
- After the training, SKU staff will discuss next steps with your club:
- How to schedule resources and handling them with care
- Potential date for peer to peer education
- School will send home Teen and Parent Driving Agreement for Sophomore, Junior and Senior Students provided by SKU.
- School will send home Teen and Parent Passenger Agreement for Freshman provided by SKU.
- Safe Kids Upstate will encourage your school to participate in the Prom Promise Campaign during April-June.