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Kinnelon High School senior Lorin Kavanaugh stands by

her school's teen safe driving campaign display at the

2013 U Got Brains Champions school's Program (CSP)

Showcase. Lorin sustained serious injuries when she

crashed her car on the way to school in 2012. She and

her CSP team members focused on educating their peers about the importance of proper vehicle maintenance (following her crash, she learned her car's tires were unsafe) and its impact on safe driving.     

 
   
Howell High School students invited CSP Showcase attendees to walk a straight line wearing “fatal vision” goggles that simulate the effects of drunk driving. 

 

 

    

Montclair High School might like to clown around, but their CSP team members are serious about teen safe driving. 

 
 
        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Members of Nutley High School’s CSP team explain their teen safe driving campaign to Bernie Flynn, President and CEO of New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM) Insurance Co, founding sponsor of the Champion Schools Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                            

 

 

 


Delran High School’s CSP team “mustache you” to drive safely. 

 

 

 

    

    

    

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

Gabe Hurley joins with Miss Atlantic County, Lindsey Giannini, and the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey’s Wendy Berk during the CSP Showcase.  Lindsey served as mistress of ceremonies for the awards presentation, while Gabe, who lost his eyesight as the result of a teen-driving related motor vehicle crash, spoke to the audience about the impact of reckless driving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski (2nd from left), who keynoted the 2013 GDL Champions luncheon, joins with New Jersey Teen Safe Driving Coalition Leader Pam Fischer (2nd from right) and Allstate New Jersey’s Danny Jovic and Joyce Buford following his presentation.  In addition to sponsoring the legislation that strengthened New Jersey’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) law in 2010, he is also leading the effort to pass a bill that would lengthen the permit (supervised driving phase), and require teens holding a permit to log at least 50 hours of supervised practice driving and attend an orientation with a parent or guardian as a pre-requisite for obtaining a permit. The Assemblyman, who represents the 19th District, is also the father of teenage drivers.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    

Drs. Dennis Durban and Allison Curry (center) accept the 2013 GDL Champion Award on behalf of the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) from Allstate New Jersey’s Danny Jovic and Joyce Buford.  CIRP at CHOP was instrumental in helping NJ develop its Share the Keys (STKs) parent-teen orientation program, and for their cutting-edge research assessing the impact of NJ’s GDL decal.  CIRP at CHOP staff also testified in support of GDL legislation and continue to work with the Coalition to advocate for parent involvement in enforcement of the proven principles of GDL.

 

 

 
Coalition Leader Pam Fischer (center), a long-time teen safe driving advocate who facilitates the STKs program and worked with NJSIAA to develop the GDL Game Plan for Coaches, accepts the 2013 GDL Champion Award from Allstate New Jersey’s Danny Jovic and Joyce Buford. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company was named a 2013 GDL Champion for its commitment to educating policy holders about the proven principles of GDL and teen safe driving.  NJM is also the founding sponsor of the U Got Brains Champion Schools Program.

To commemorate its 100th anniversary in 2013, NJM awarded a driver simulator to all 55 CSP schools, an investment of more than $700,000.  NJM’s Colin Dansberry and John Hardiman (center) accept the award from Allstate New Jersey’s Danny Jovic and Joyce Buford.

 

 

 

Maureen Nussman (center), a driver education teacher at Kinnelon High Schools for 14 years (25 total in the classroom), was recognized as a 2013 GDL Champion for ensuring that all of her students were given the experience and understanding to make better driving decisions before getting behind the wheel.  She also instituted KHS’ annual teen safe driving parent-teen night.  She is pictured with Allstate New Jersey’s Danny Jovic and Joyce Buford.

   

                                                                                        

South Jersey Traffic Safety Alliance’s Mike Tullio and Wayne Shelton (right) leveraged their combined 57 years of law enforcement experience to educate parents, teens, teachers, police, and community members about GDL in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem Counties.  They were instrumental in helping the Mainland High School community institute a teen safe driving program following the fatal crash involving 8 football players and have reached more than 20,000 teens through their signature safety presentation, The Most Dangerous Place on Earth.  They’re pictured with Allstate New Jersey’s Danny Jovic and Joyce Buford.

 

 

 

                                            

Bloomfield HS SADD students at 2012 NJ Teen Driving Summit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


These students along with Teen Safe Driving Advocate Cara Filler take the pledge to not text and drive at the 2011 NJ Teen Driving Summit.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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