Coalition Initiatives

The following initiatives can help teens become good drivers for life and help educate parents and guardians:
 

GDL Game Plan for Coaches

The GDL Game Plan for Coaches is a vehicle for high school and recreational or travel league coaches to hold an open dialog with athletes about enforcing and adhering to GDL laws in their state. The 4-page document includes an overview of how and why the Florida GDL program works; offers suggestions for engaging athletes, parents and fans; outlines a sample code of conduct; and lists online resources.

 

The HEARTS Network

Nearly everyone knows someone whose life has been impacted by a teen driving-related crash. The National Safety Council manages the HEARTS Network, a nationwide group of families and victims that have been directly affected by a crash involving a teen driver. The HEARTS Network – an acronym for Honoring Everyone Affected, Rallying The Survivors – helps families and victims support one another and advocate for change. We encourage anyone who has been impacted by a teen-related motor vehicle crash to join the HEARTS Network and the Teen Safe Driving Coalitions.

While many people understand the importance of GDL laws, putting a face on the statistics makes teen safe driving issues more powerful. For that purpose, we have created a “Sharing HEARTS” section of the HEARTS Network web page dedicated to sharing the stories of those impacted by teen-related crashes.

Visit the HEARTS Network website to learn more.