FREE Teen Traffic Safety Presentations for Florida High Schools

FREE Teen Traffic Safety Presentations for Florida High Schools

The Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition is pleased to announce the target areas and booking details for our 2020-21 FREE Teen Traffic Safety Presentations. Traffic safety speakers are a tremendously impactful way to leave a lasting positive safety message for teen drivers. We require a minimum audience attendance size of (at least) 100 people, safely ...

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

We're entering the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers The “100 Deadliest Days” is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Parents are the best line of defense to ensure a safe ride!  Teens drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes, due to immaturity, lack of ...

Grant Awarded for Teen Traffic Safety Awareness in Florida

Grant Awarded for Teen Traffic Safety Awareness in Florida

State Farm awards the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition a $25,000 grant to promote traffic safety education among teens in Florida.  Tallahassee, FL – February 9, 2021 – State Farm recognizes the importance of teen driver safety education and is committed to driving down fatalities by supporting teen traffic safety. This week, State Farm announced …

Teens and Speeding: Breaking the Deadly Cycle

Teens and Speeding: Breaking the Deadly Cycle

The U.S. has a speeding problem. Driving at high rates of speed or too fast for conditions is one of the most prevalent factors contributing to serious and fatal crashes on our nation’s roadways. Over the past five years (2015-2019), speeding has claimed the lives of approximately one-third of all people killed in motor vehicle …

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

How Many Hours of Sleep Do Teens Really Need?

Do you have trouble rousing your teen out of bed in the morning? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not teenage angst that’s making them resist facing the day. Instead, it could be sleep deprivation and a lack of understanding of a teen’s ideal sleeping schedule. Doctors have been urging schools for years to encourage later …

How to Avoid Distracted Driving at Night

How to Avoid Distracted Driving at Night

Be honest: Have you ever read or answered a text while driving? If so, you’re not alone. A 2016 survey from State Farm found 94% of drivers said they thought texting was a distracting behavior behind the wheel, but 35% still did it anyway. There has been a litany of PSAs – ranging from heartwarmingly silly to shockingly violent – on …

Getting to Know Your Dashboard Lights and Gauges

Getting to Know Your Dashboard Lights and Gauges

Many drivers that have spent years behind the wheel are mostly familiar with the various lights, gauges and displays on a vehicle’s dash. The instrument panel–also called a gauge cluster–includes a speedometer and lots of little symbols that light up to provide information or warn of trouble. Some, like the seatbelt light, are self-explanatory. Others, like ...

Meme Contest Showcase

Meme Contest Showcase

Teen Driver Safety Week was in October and the Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition ran a meme contest that was open to all students of Florida high schools. The Safe Driving Starts with Me(me) Contest gave cash prizes for the selected winning submissions. And, internet meme fame for everyone who participated! The purpose was to ...

Time to Refocus Teen Driving Behaviors

Time to Refocus Teen Driving Behaviors

New study reveals teens take their eyes off the road to focus on cellphones. A new State Farm® online survey examines teen attitudes and behaviors about the use of smartphones while driving. This is what teens say: Nine out of ten teenage drivers say they engage in at least one smartphone behavior while driving. Parents influence their teenage …