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Save a Child’s Life
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. According the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1975 and 2015, child restraints have saved an estimated 10,940 lives of children ages 4 and younger. For some families the cost of a seat is prohibitive. DRIVE SMART is asking for your support to provide car seats to those families in need and help keep all children safe. Please help us save lives.
ARE YOU GETTING READY TO DRIVE?
DRIVERS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
APRIL 6, 2018
Go to http://drive-smart.org/driver-education/ for more information
|2018 Drivers Education Scholarship Timeline|
|3/1/2018||Scholarship application available on line|
|4/6/2018||Applications due to DRIVE SMART – PO Box 2012, Evergreen, 80437|
|4/9 – 4/13/18||Interviews with applicants scheduled|
|4/24 – 4/26/18||Interviews with applicants held at DRIVE SMART office in Evergreen (Tues – Thurs)|
|4/ 27 – 5/2/18||Students notified of award|
Learning to drive is a major rite of passage for teens and their parents. It’s a time of exciting possibilities and achievements. It’s also a time of increased risk and concern. Research has shown there is a direct correlation between a teen driver’s lack of driving experience and an increase of traffic crashes resulting in injuries or death.Drivers education courses can help mitigate these risks by providing students with knowledge of the mechanics of operating a vehicle, information on current traffic laws, an understanding of how to interact within the driving environment, and improvement to decision-making skills.
While drivers’ education courses have been proven to reduce car crashes, they alone are not enough. Parents and guardians also play an important role in teaching their children to drive. Being a positive role model while driving, scheduling sufficient behind the wheel practice time with your child, and clear boundaries and responsibilities for the new driver will all help to create a safe and positive experience for everyone.
DRIVE SMART is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing traffic related fatalities and injuries. We accomplish this by developing solutions to transportation safety issues and changing driving attitudes and behaviors, in partnership with schools, businesses, civic, community and government agencies.
This chapter of DRIVE SMART was established in 1993. Since then, DRIVE SMART has achieved sustainability and received national, state and local recognition for its work.
It is our philosophy that ‘It takes a generation to make a change’. We believe our steady influence in the community achieves our ultimate goal of saving lives one driver at a time, one seat belt at a time, one vehicle at a time.
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Get in touch with DRIVE SMART
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2012
Evergreen, CO 80437-2012
Physical Address: 2902 Evergreen Parkway
Suite 100 A
Evergreen, CO 80439
Telephone: (303) 674-9683