The Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Children's Hospital is addressing distracted driving among teenagers through a data-driven, research-based program funded by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services and The Allstate Foundation.
Through a unique hospital and school based collaboration, the "Be In The Zone" Program aims to prevent injury and save lives by increasing knowledge about the dangers of distracted driving especially cell phone use and texting while driving.
Our Teen Motor Vehicle Safety Program "Be In The Zone" has two phases:
Phase 1: Be In The Zone-Be Smart, Drive Smart
A hospital-based, interactive program where teenagers experience an up-close look at what would happen as a result of unsafe driving practices.
Phase 2: Be In The Zone-Turn Off Your Phone
A school-based program that encourages teenagers to take the lessons they learned in the hospital and translate it into a yearlong, multi-faceted distracted driving campaign in their own school.
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