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Coalition Initiatives

The Coalition has developed the following initiatives to help teens become good drivers for life:
  
 

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 Maryland 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 who 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 impacted by a teen-related motor vehicle crash to join the HEARTS Network and the Teen Safe Driving Coalitions.

 


Personal stories often are powerful tools to advocate for change. For that purpose, we have created a “Sharing HEARTS” section of the HEARTS Network webpage dedicated to telling the stories of those impacted by teen-related crashes.
Visit the HEARTS Network webpage to learn more.