The Coalition has developed the following initiatives to help teens become good drivers for life:
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 Texas 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 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 to join the HEARTS Network and the Teen Safe Driving Coalitions.
Putting a face on statistics makes teen safe driving issues more powerful. 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 crashes.
Visit the HEARTS Network webpage to learn more.