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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.