Save Our Teen Drivers

Advocating for driver's education changes. Educating the public on the problem. Finding a solution that saves lives.

About

Mission Statement: Save Our Teen Drivers’ mission is to inform parents of teen drivers, teen drivers, and fellow drivers training professional and teen driving law advocates. I will provide useful information to help teach new drivers to be safe and responsible on the road, share industry news, as well as make a convincing case for the improvement of driving laws nationally. The end goal of this blog is to change legislation to mandate defensive driving/car control training as part of driver’s education nation-wide.

About me: My name is Lauren Pearce and I am a driving instructor for the non-profit organization Driving Concepts Foundation. I became involved in improving education of new drivers after a friend and neighbor was killed in a very preventable car crash. She had only had her license for three months. After experiencing the grief of losing a teen driver first hand, I decided to take a stand and do something about it. Each year thousands of drivers are killed in preventable crashes, and tens of thousands more are injured. The solution to this problem is better driver’s education.

If we enact better driver’s education in this country we will save billions of dollars in damages and hospital bills by preventing crashes. We will reduce insurance costs. But most importantly: we will save lives. Car crashes are the number one cause of death for teen drivers, and it is time to change that. It’s time to do it right, not through just restricting new drivers, but through giving them the education they need to make good choices on the road: choices that can save their lives.

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4 Responses to “About”

  1. Lauren I think this is a great initiative. Please contact me so we can talk about ZoomSafer – a company I just helped launch that helps prevent distracted driving.

  2. Anne Marie Hayes said

    Hi Lauren:
    I share your concerns about teen driver safety and your commitment to doing something about it. For my part – I’m writing a book tentatively titled “A Car is Not a Bike with 4 Wheels.” It’s a workbook for teens and their parents. It stresses the importance of making safe choices (like limiting distractions, wearing seat belts, …), taking a good driver’s training course and parental involvement. I’d like your input in a number of areas. Would you please contact me?
    Thanks
    Anne Marie

  3. safedriver said

    I like what you’re doing. Check out my blog at http://safedriving.wordpress.com

  4. Lauren, of all the blogs and info flowing on Twitter and the net in general, you stand out in the content and in the messaging. I would like to talk to you about how we might be able to work together on this issue. I’m not selling anything and am only struggling with how best to leverage our efforts. If you are okay with it, I would like to have a phone conversation. If you call my office number, it will get routed to me. 480-948-1648.

    Thanks for all you do.

    Rich Wojtczak
    rjw@drivingmba.com
    DrivingMBA

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