Coalition Initiatives

The following initiatives can help teens become good drivers for life and assist parents and guardians during the learning process:

Ticket Your Parent(s)
Ticket Your Parent(s) program was designed by the Ohio Teen Safe Driving Coalition in partnership with the National Safety Council. Ticket Your Parent is for teachers or organization leaders who work closely with pre-teens. The program begins with a discussion about safe driving behaviors and program facilitators give pre-teens a book of mock traffic tickets to issue to parents or other adult drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors. The tickets are not collected, but participants tally the number of tickets they issued for various offenses (i.e., using a cell phone, texting or not wearing a seat belt) and talk about what they learned while observing their parents’ driving behaviors.
Register to host Ticket Your Parent(s) today! All materials are free and available.


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 Ohio 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 driver-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 crash to join the HEARTS Network and the Teen Safe Driving Coalition.
Personal stories are powerful ways to advocate for change. For that purpose, we have created a “Sharing HEARTS” section of the HEARTS Network webpage where we tell the stories of those impacted by teen-related crashes.
Visit the HEARTS Network webpage to learn more. 

Ticket Your Parent program