WELCOME to DRIVE SMART
Hello DRIVE SMART community!
We are currently seeking volunteers for the REVEL Rockies Marathon & Half on Sunday, June 11.
DRIVE SMART is the beneficiary of this event and we invite you to join us for a great community event. Course marshal and aid station positions are available. Register “as a Group Member” and select DRIVE SMART: www.RunRevel.com/rdv/volunteer. If interested in an Aid Station email firstname.lastname@example.org
May is Motorcycle Safety Month
Last year motorcycle fatalities increased 15% from 2015, a record all-time high for Colorado.
Tragically, motorcycle deaths have been on the rise for the past few years, which is why DRIVE SMART is encouraging riders of all ages and experience to participate in motorcycle safety training courses offered across the state of Colorado.
CDOT’s “The Best Never Stop Training” safety campaign is focused on raising awareness about the benefits of, and increase enrollment in, motorcycle operator safety training courses. These courses educate riders on best safety practices and encourage motorcycle enthusiasts of all skill levels to continue to learn how to improve their expertise.
The Colorado Motorcycle Operator Safety Training (MOST) program is available in 16 counties across the state and provides motorcycle training classes for various riding abilities. The curriculum incorporates classroom education with real-life application on controlled courses, so riders can develop safer riding habits and be better prepared to react quickly in dangerous situations.
Interested in taking a class? Additional resources for riders, including class information, are available at COMotorcycleSafety.com.
No matter how skilled of a motorcycle operator you are you can always get better.
And remember, Do Your Part…RIDE SMART
DRIVE SMART is proud to share the results of the 2016/2017 Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS) competition.
In a single school year, we have had many successes in all the participating schools:
- Added 3 new high schools, Dakota Ridge, Evergreen, and Platte Canyon to the program, in addition to Clear Creek and Conifer
- Five students, 2 from Conifer HS, 2 from Clear Creek HS and 1 from Clear Creek HS were chosen for the National TDS Teen Advisory Board
- Dakota Ridge HS student won Teen of the Month for outstanding work in the school
- Pam Morrison, DRIVE SMART’s Teen Motor Vehicle Coordinator, was awarded TDS ‘Sponstar’ for her diligent efforts in facilitating the TDS program
- Platte Canyon HS was awarded $1,000 in prize money for placing 2nd in the Colorado Cup
- Conifer HS was awarded $500 in prize money for placing 3rd in the Colorado Cup
- Both Clear Creek and Dakota Ridge were awarded Outstanding Schools for their participation in the Colorado Cup
- Conifer HS Teen Advisory Board members will be presenting at the TDS Summit in May
Teens in the Driver Seat is a great program and valuable resource for educating young drivers and encouraging the sharing of teen driver safety initiatives. Thanks to Teens in the Driver Seat and to the Colorado Department of Transportation for helping to fund this initiative. The results speak for themselves!
A BIG SHOUT OUT to the outstanding work of these teen traffic safety advocates! You guys are amazing!
About Teens in the Driver Seat®:
Started in 2002, Teens in the Driver Seat is a peer-to-peer safety program that educates teens about the top five dangers of teen driving – driving at night; speeding and street racing; distractions, such as cell phones and teen passengers; not wearing a seat belt; and alcohol/drug use.
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.
DRIVE SMART is now registered at Amazon Smile – click here or the image below to learn more.
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