We must change the culture from acceptance of these ‘accidents’ as inevitable, to preventing these crashes by taking a proactive, preventative approach that views traffic safety as a public health issue.
•Create change through education and awareness; •Include parents in the solution; and •Demand responsible and respectful driving behavior.
THE MISSION OF DRIVE SMART OF THE ROCKIES IS TO PREVENT TRANSPORTATION RELATED CRASHES, INJURIES AND FATALITIES.
WE ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH EDUCATING ALL GENERATIONS OF DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS; CHANGING ATTITUDES, BEHAVIORS AND PRACTICES LEADING TO CULTURAL CHANGE, SAFER ROADS AND SAVED LIVES THROUGHOUT COLORADO'S COMMUNITIES.
We have been busy planning everything from seminars for Parents, Teens and Older drivers to CarFit events throughout the state.
For 25 years, Drive Smart of the Rockies has been a leader in working with high school students and young adults in classroom presentations, assemblies, and peer-led programs providing education and awareness to prevent car crashes among this vulnerable age group.
Young adult drivers (age 18-24) are involved in fatal car crashes at an alarming rate. While fatal crashes involving young teen drivers fell 56 percent from 2005 to 2014, the decline was actually 11 percent lower for their older counterparts during this same time period. Drive Smart of the Rockies is focusing efforts on reaching this age group to close this gap.
Over the last five years Drive Smart of the Rockies has been delivering programs specifically for older drivers providing them with tools and resources to help them continue to drive as safely as possible for as long as possible.
Drive Smart of the Rockies owes much of its success to our volunteers. We value the people who take time out of their busy schedules to help us in our mission to save lives