Join our U Got Brains Champion Schools Program, where teens create safe driving campaigns in their schools under the direction of an advisor. Schools receive a cash stipend and have the opportunity to win a driving simulator for their school, which is announced at a Showcase held in May. Advisors receive professional development hours and technical support. Click here to apply
Requires the Motor Vehicle Commission to inform teenage drivers of the dangers of distracted driving in the driver's manual and license examination. It also gives them the option to take the "STOP for Nikhil Safety Pledge" (to obey traffic laws, stop signs and plan ahead) when getting their licenses.
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Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Liberty Mutual Insurance released the results of a recent study indicating that an "always-on" lifestyle can lead to dangerous driving habits. Fifty-two percent of teens surveyed get less than six hours of sleep every night during the week, though the National Sleep foundation says they should be getting eight to 10. Thirty-four percent of teens in the study said they glance at app notifications when they're driving, and 88 percent of those who consider themselves "safe" drivers confess to using apps when they're behind the wheel.
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