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For Immediate Release,
Kathy Lane
Communications Director
(630) 775-2307
NSC New “Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award” Honors
Individuals Who Steer Teen Drivers Right

Itasca, IL – The National Safety Council’s new Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made great advances in protecting teen drivers.

Created to honor individuals and organizations that have made exceptional contributions to reducing the rate of preventable injuries and deaths involving teen drivers, the award focuses on demonstrated and consistent commitment to teen driving safety leadership through four types of action:

  • Advocacy;
  • Leadership or coordination of an effort to adopt best practices;
  • Enacting legislation based on proven safety methods; and
  • Enhancing public understanding of teen driving safety issues and prevention methods.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities, accounting for 38 percent of all teen deaths in the United States.

Nominations for the NSC’s new Teen Driving Safety Leadership Award are being accepted. Visit; deadline to apply is July 31. The NSC will present three Teen Driving Safety Leadership Awards at its Annual Defensive Driving Awards Banquet this October in Florida.

The National Safety Council ( saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

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