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Grant Writing Tips – The ‘Three B’s of Grant Writing’:  Be clear, Be concise and Be specific

Law Enforcement Grants – Links to grant opportunities for law enforcement groups

Private Funding – Resource listing grant opportunities

State & Federal Funding – Resource listing grant opportunities for Juvenile Detention & Career Technical Centers

GoFundMe – How to use crowd funding to purchase our driving simulators

Independent Studies Proving VDI Simulators Effective for Training

James Madison University – Study results show VDI’s driving simulators with One Simple Decision Work (Read press release)

Lehigh Valley Health Network – Study results conclude that VDI driving simulators are effective in training (Read scholarly works and press release)

Get the Facts

State Rules on Using Simulators for Driver Education – Some state laws allow schools to use those simulators to substitute hours of behind-the-wheel, observational or classroom training.     For a list of state laws and how your state can use them, click here.

Regional teen traffic safety resources  – What your state is doing to keep teens safe on the road

Driver’s Ed vs. Driver Training– article published in Automotive Fleet Magazine highlighting the difference between educating fleet drivers and training them

Useful Links

Pedestrian Traffic Fatalities: GHSA reports that 2017 pedestrian fatalities are at a 25-year high.  It is suspected that two recent trends present an interesting correlation with rising pedestrian fatalities: the growth in smartphone use nationally and the legalization of recreational marijuana in several states

The Teen Driving website was created by a teen 10 years ago because so many of his classmates were getting into accidents, some of which were fatal.  On this site you’ll find safe driving tips for all ages.

The California DMV Practice Test is a free online tool that was created to prepare candidates for the California DMV written test

Teen Motor Vehicle Safety: CDC reports that automobile accidents account for the highest amount of death in the US. Teens are four times more likely to get into an automobile accident than adult drivers. This site gives helpful information keeping kids safe while behind the wheel

Safe Teen Driving: Provides a list of teen related driving situations where the new driver can become distracted. There are useful suggestions to help avoid each dangerous situation

Graduated Driver Licensing: The National Safety Council gives information on the three stages of licensing a teen driver goes through. The learner’s permit, a provisional license and a full license

Youth for Road Safety: Y.O.U.R.S. supports the initiative to keep young people safe on the roads. They believe that the crashes are preventable and mobilizing peer to peer communication is the best course of action

Students Against Destructive Decisions: This is a peer group of teenagers that originally started to help teens say no to drinking and driving. Now this organization has expanded to include helping teens combat other peer pressures

Project Ignition: This is a group that is sponsored by State Farm Insurance and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council. They host a national teen driver safety competition

Teen Driving Agreement: The American Academy of Pediatrics has a driving agreement like a contract between parents and teen drivers. This is a great contract to utilize when giving teen drivers the privilege to drive. This sets boundaries and consequences if rules are broken in advance

Buying Your First Car: This website offers great tips and pointers on buying a first car. This guide walks through the car search and the paperwork that is part of buying a car

Drugged Driving: The National Institute on Drug Abuse has provided an extensive overview of statistics and resources for teens driving while under the influence. This information also talks about the affects of prescription medications as well

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