The first National Teen Distracted Driving Summit took place this past October in Washington D.C. and PEERS was on hand to aid in assisting students in experiencing what distracted driving is like. According to an article by ABC News 2 out of Baltimore, Maryland the Summit was hosted by the National Organizations for Youth Safety. [...]
Great news came out about the It Can Wait Campaign started by cell phone provider AT&T in partnership with the Peers Foundation; cell phone providers Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have joined AT&T and also adopted the campaign. You will start to see the anti-texting while driving campaign message at major retailers such as Best [...]
State Farms Insurance in conjunction with the PEERS, a health and wellness foundation based in Grand Rapids, MI completed a four school tour in Montana to provide students an opportunity to experience distracted driving. The experience starts with students sitting behind the wheel of an actual vehicle and wear goggles displaying distracted and impaired driving [...]
At Keystone Central School in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania allowed student to get behind a wheel and experience the consequences first hand of driving distracted while texting. According to the article by Scott Johnson for Lockhaven.com, the students failed miserably with speeding, swearving off the road, into other lanes and even hitting pedestrians. The students themselves found [...]
Driving: Through The Eyes of Teens – A Research Report of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and State Farm
The Children’s Hospital in partnership with State Farm conducted a study that looks into teen deaths related to motor vehicle accidents. This research document displays data of the study on how teens view safety when driving. Over 5,665 students responded to the surveys to create a white sample population to help represent a larger sample [...]
Keller Ford sponsored a distracted driving simulator for two days (3/29 and 3/30) at Kenowa Hills High School here in West Michigan. Local Fox News 17 was there yesterday, and we were featured on their nightly news. Check out the full story here.
UPDATE: You can check out the article here, and watch the video below. I just got back from the show at Byron Center High School here in Michigan. Thanks to Harold Zeigler, hundreds of students have been able to try the texting while driving simulator, and the reception could not have been better. It was [...]
A great interview with one of our technicians at a show at Palm Beach State College–Check it out!
Check out this article about the PEERS Foundation on WPTV News in West Palm Beach, FL.
Click here to find out what really changes behavior, and how we at PEERS Foundation incorporate them into our programs.