About Us // The Reason for
This Project

Why this project is so important


Every year, we lose teen drivers in car crashes. This is devastating to us. Car crashes are the leading cause of death among our teens. From 2001 to 2008, our state lost 133 teens in these crashes. That means that 6 classrooms of 1st-graders were lost before or just after they graduated from high school.

Drunk DrivingFor each mile driven, teens are 4 times more likely to be in a crash. This website is part of the North Dakota Department of Transportation's efforts to reduce teen driver crashes.

We speak to both teens and parents through this site. This year students at Rugby High School won the ND Teen Drivers Safety Contest. The statewide contest was held through this website in an effort to encourage and educate teens and their community about traffic safety. Due to Rugby's dedication to promote traffic safety at their school and in their community, they were awarded an after school event on Friday, March 26, 2010, featuring the live band, Fully Loaded, sponsored by North Dakota Safety Council and Basin Electric/Dakota Gasification company, along with food provided by Cloverdale Meats and games provided by the North Dakota National Guard.

To parents, we strongly encourage you to read through this website, and also the Parents LEAD website. You are not alone in your concerns about having a teen driver. It's good to know about the rules other parents are setting for their teen driver. We cannot stress enough how important your influence is in the decisions your child makes when driving.

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