Sometimes what it takes to save a life is hearing how someone lost theirs. Parents who have lost teens on Utah's roads within the past few years share their stories of what caused those crashes and the aftermath of trying to live on after suffering such a loss. They have agreed to share their stories in hopes of reminding people of the responsibility we bear when we get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
"All They Left Were Memories" is the 2010 publication telling fourteen stories of teens who died on Utah roads.
"You Don't Get to Say Goodbye..." tells the heart-wrenching stories of teens that lost their lives in 2009.
Thirteen Stories We'd Rather Not Tell shares the stories of teens who died in 2008.
Sixteen Reasons Why Zero is the Only Acceptable Number tells the stories of teens who died in 2007.
Zero Fatalities is the parent program to Don't Drive Stupid. This program identifies and addresses the top five behaviors that are killing people on Utah's roads: drowsy driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving, not buckling up. The site is full of educational materials, statistics, and print, radio and TV ads.
These posters remind us all that motor vehicle crashes can have lasting effects not only mentally, but also physically. Display them in your schools, classrooms, and homes to remind teens everywhere to buckle up and drive safely. Download the Don't Drive Stupid Poster PDF (808 kB)
The editors of AutoWeek produced this comprehensive view of teen driving at the request of parents, teachers, and businesses across the state. AutoWeek has made this important special report available to the general public. Download the PDF (3.7 MB)
Alive at 25 is a survival course for all 15-24 year olds developed by the National Safety Council. It is a 4 hour program that focuses on the behaviors and decision-making paradigms that young drivers and passengers display in a motor vehicle. All courses are taught by law enforcement officers. Click here for more information.
NHTSA has info on almost everything traffic-related you can think of. From statistics, to research, to vehicle safety equipment, you're sure to find something that will help save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes. http://www.nhtsa.gov/