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Ride Like A Friend. Drive Like You Care

Ride Like A Friend. Drive Like You Care (RLAF) is a school-based initiative focused on the relationship between teen drivers and their teen passengers. Improving the safety of teen driving with peer passengers is at the heart of RLAF. The program aims to 1) build awareness about teen drivers’ motor vehicle crash (MVC) risks involving passengers in their car and 2) establish beliefs and behaviors among teen drivers and passengers that promote safe driving.

Designed as a peer-to-peer in-school campaign, RLAF engages teens thoughtfully on the topic of driving safety and passengers. RLAF also provides a sense of empowerment and responsibility as to their role in the car, whether as a driver or passenger.

National Teen Driver Safety Week

National Teen Driver Safety Week (NTDSW) was established by Congress in 2007 to focus attention on the nation’s epidemic of teen car crashes and to find solutions to lower teen drivers’ fatal crash risk. The initiative was supported by the traffic safety experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm Insurance Companies®. NTDSW takes place October 16 to 22, 2016. Get involved now. Learn more here.