Drive Change in Teen Driving Behaviors
Since 2009, The UPS Foundation has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to deliver UPS Road Code, a program based on the same safety training UPS uses for its drivers. Approximately 150 UPS employees trained as volunteer instructors teach UPS Road Code's safe driving techniques to help teens "Drive Change." The program focuses on different safety principles, from basic instruction to the consequences of risky behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting or drinking while driving. The program's state-of-the-art reality driving simulation challenges teens' safe driving knowledge by using virtual reality headsets featuring interactive animation, voice commands and a variety of driving environments.
UPS Road Code is available free of charge across the country. To find out if UPS Road Code is available at a local Boys & Girls Club in your area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Need for a Teen Safe Driving Program
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than 1 in 3 teenage deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About seven young people die every day in motor vehicle crashes, and 285,000 teen drivers are injured in crashes annually.
Take the UPS Road Code Challenge
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